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Jul 05, 2016 15:57 |  #1

One of these guys got me last year. Finger was numb for hours. Took a week for the wound to heal.
One of the most painful insect hits I've ever had and I kept bees for years. I rename this bug 'BAD NEWS'
Ha! but this time I took a pic and not a hit ;)

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Jul 05, 2016 18:51 |  #2

Good shot. And yeah, I've heard assassin bug bites can be very painful. I've never had the pleasure ;-)a


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Jul 05, 2016 20:44 |  #3

nice shot, i have an army of milkweed assassins in my hedges. never been bit, they are kinda shy


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Jul 05, 2016 20:48 |  #4

Looks like a tough customer!


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Jul 06, 2016 00:23 |  #5

Lovely capture MM .
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Jul 06, 2016 02:11 as a reply to LordV's post |  #6

Thanks LV. They def. have my respect. Only thing (insect) I would respect more that I've been around is a Bullet Ant...the frog froze as
this ant passed-

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Jul 07, 2016 06:29 |  #7

Wow that frog is really small or the ant is giant. LOL




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Jul 07, 2016 07:01 |  #8

Nice to see you hit the assassin rather than the other way around. Not suprised the frog froze - seen documentaries on the bullet ants. Ouch!


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Jul 07, 2016 21:57 |  #9

chrisa2007 wrote in post #18060221 (external link)
Nice to see you hit the assassin rather than the other way around. Not suprised the frog froze - seen documentaries on the bullet ants. Ouch!

Haha yes this time I got him without taking a hit but truth is last summer when the Assassin bug got me it is because I picked him up :(''
The Bullet Ant is an entirely different kind of pain....our guide has spent his entire life in the jungle....we watched him play with vipers but took this ant with complete sincerity.


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Jul 08, 2016 07:43 |  #10

im very glad for this thread, as ive stated i have a whole lot of milkweed assassins in my hedges and use them for my homemade diffuser practice regularly. i have contemplated trying to get one on my finger, which WILL NOT be happening thanks to this thread. i knew they would bite, but i had no idea to the extent of the pain of the bite


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Jul 08, 2016 10:48 |  #11

Monster. :)


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Jul 10, 2016 05:11 |  #12

Cool captures. Point noted about the assassin bug bites, I would have assumed them to be harmless to a human!


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Jul 12, 2016 02:09 |  #13

DogDaze wrote in post #18061150 (external link)
im very glad for this thread, as ive stated i have a whole lot of milkweed assassins in my hedges and use them for my homemade diffuser practice regularly. i have contemplated trying to get one on my finger, which WILL NOT be happening thanks to this thread. i knew they would bite, but i had no idea to the extent of the pain of the bite

Please don't take my experience as gospel though I have read in several sources that they are to be avoided but maybe all Assassin bugs aren't the same for potency? Maybe the one I picked up was having a bad day and gave me a little extra bad mojo :)


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