Assassin Bugs
Genus Rhynocoris ventralis ventralis
1/2 inch

matinging assassins

Red, yellow and black adorned Assassin Bugs mating on Curlycup Gumweed
at Farmington Bay WMA in Davis County, Utah.  I caught  these normally
very reclusive insects in courtship.  Carol Davis, 8-24-2008

Rhynocoris pair
  When I arrived they were on different branches and within a couple of minutes they
were on the same branch and inseparable.  When they saw me they did their
 best to scoot out of sight but it took awhile and gave me a small window of
opportunity for some photos.  Assassin Bugs are beneficial because
 they prey on other insects.   Carol Davis, 8-24-2008

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