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Old 02-16-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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LOL, i was just reading on New Scientist magazine about the Assassin Bug as it goes after any bug including poisonous spiders on their own webs as it taps on the web like it's trapped and once the spider comes out to investigate it kills it and eats it. Oh yeah they will bite humans as they usually bite on the lips at nite when we are asleep as it's sometimes referred to the ''Kissing Bug'' .

Assassin bugs stalk and lure their hapless prey - life - 13 February 2010 - New Scientist

Here it's attacking a potato beatle.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo6kMmVoJgs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmV6TjVNZGM&feature=fvw

Ever hear of or see video of a CAMEL SPIDER...VERY CREEPY!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yLBH...eature=related
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Thanks for posting those links as that was cool to see them attack the bat that fell down the cave. I wonder if the assissin bugs would be carriers of rabies after sucking the blood from the bats??
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Thanks for posting those links as that was cool to see them attack the bat that fell down the cave. I wonder if the assissin bugs would be carriers of rabies after sucking the blood from the bats??
You're welcome and that's an interesting question. Mosquitoes do NOT serve as a vector in the transmission of rabies(or we'd all be dead...LOL)..I'd infer that arachnids, being closely related to insects, would not either. But I could be wrong???. I got bit by a spider down here and the bite got the size of a baseball from an infection; along with the spider's venom...We'll have to further reaearch that one...since it was a "STAPH" infection I contracted from the spider(arachnid) bite....
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Bellevue WA
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Default Assassin Bugs

Assassin Bugs also eat bedbugs(Yeah!!).
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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Assassin bugs can kill people. They can cause a severe allergic reaction and also carry a disease that is deadly called Chagas disease.
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