Return to Insects and other arthropods

Assassin Beetle

Platymeris biguttatus

Slurping dinner!

  • While it usually eats insects, it can bite a human if it feels threatened. The bite is more painful than a bee sting.
  • To feed, it injects its saliva which digests the interior of its prey, after which it sucks out everything by its rostrum, as with a straw.