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Orange Assassin Bug - Pselliopus barberi

Orange Assassin Bug - Pselliopus barberi
Lake Grubb Park, Mountville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
March 13, 2006
Size: 11mm w/o antennae
A specimen from my collection. Possibly species P. cinctus, because it looks like it's the only species in this genus that ranges in the eastern US. Can anyone confirm? Thanks!

Thanks to both of you. I'll create a new guide page soon.

Patrick on his guide page says:

In the southeastern United States, there are two widespread species: P. cinctus and P. barberi. A photo I've seen identified as P. barberi is very orange, without much marking on the scutellum. Others from the same area are very brown, with some markings on the scutellum. It is possible the orange individuals are P. barberi and the more brown ones are P. cinctus. This needs investigation.

A photo of P. barberi is here (takes a while to download):


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

I found one of these bugs in
I found one of these bugs in my home today...I live in East Tennessee and neither myself or my mother have seen one before...

P. barberi.
I'd agree that this is probably P. barberi. Nice image.

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