Red-Eyed Assassin Bug

Platymeris laevicollis

Assassin bugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts used to impale prey or enemies and
inject venom. The red eye-like spots on this insect’s wings serve to warn enemies of its
painful bite.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lifespanLifespan: 1 year
ecological roleEcological Role: Ambush predator
habitatHabitat: Field and scrubland
dietDiet: Small insects