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black bug with prey - Melanolestes picipes

black bug with prey - Melanolestes picipes
Chilton County, Alabama, USA
March 30, 2019
Fast and aggressive. Apparently some type of assassin bug. Should I let him stay on my moth sheets or does his appetite include moths too?

The Black Corsair
Looks like Melanolestes picipes, the black corsair.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Assassin Bugs aren't picky; they'll eat pretty much whatever they can capture. :)