This critter was in our tub (Salisbury MD)... I would say it was about...

Asked October 9, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

This critter was in our tub (Salisbury MD)... I would say it was about 2" long, I have never seen anything like this and was wondering if you could please tell me what this is?

Wicomico County Maryland insect identification assassin bug

1 Response

This looks like a type of assassin bug. They are beneficial insects which eat other bugs which can be pests in our landscapes. Here is a page about them:http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/insects/predators-assassin-bugs
They should not be harmed nor handled as they can give a bite.
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