wheel bug

Wheel bug. Photo: Johnny N. Dell, Bugwood.org

Updated: April 8, 2021

Predatory bugs are a group of insects in the Order Hemiptera. They use piercing-sucking mouthparts to kill and eat their prey (other insects).

Types of predatory bugs

wheelbug

Wheel Bug (type of assassin bug). Photo: Johnny N. Dell, Bugwood.org

ambush bug

Ambush Bug. Photo: David Cappaert, Bugwood.org

predator stink bug

Predatory Stink Bug. Photo: Hanna Royals, Museum Collections: Heteroptera, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

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