Native Assassin bugs: Apiomerus montanus

Aquarimax

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4C83FA07-5519-4710-B0FB-098752C25AE6.jpeg On a hike in the foothills with my wife yesterday, I ran into this lovely couple dining on a fly. I just snapped some photos and left them alone. I have never kept assassin bugs, but I find my interest in doing so is increasing with time...
Thanks to bugguide, I have a species ID.
 
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moricollins

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View attachment 312926 On a hike in the foothills with my wife yesterday, I ran into this lovely couple dining on a fly. I just snapped some photos and left them alone. I have never kept assassin bugs, but I find my interest in doing so is increasing with time...
Thanks to bugguide, I have a species ID.
Nice! That's a great find. Good on you for leaving them in nature.
 

VolkswagenBug

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View attachment 312926 On a hike in the foothills with my wife yesterday, I ran into this lovely couple dining on a fly. I just snapped some photos and left them alone. I have never kept assassin bugs, but I find my interest in doing so is increasing with time...
Thanks to bugguide, I have a species ID.
Wow, I don't think I've ever seen an assassin bug around here (tons of LFBs and firebugs, though). Nice find!
 
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