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milkweed assassin bug- thoughts?

2 months ago

Anyone familiar with this Assassin bug? I’ve spent some time researching and they’re apparently friends to the garden— provided you let them be… as they do bite.

I have a shrub with about a dozen of them crawling about. I have been battling spider mites in this area so it’s almost like an answer to my prayers! But i also have tiny humans. I have no issue keeping them away from the area, but a mother still is cautious when hearing of bugs that bite. I saw the lifespan is up to 10 months… but I’m wondering if they lay eggs what we might be up against?

Any experience or knowledge of these bugs would be helpful!

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