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Two Spot Assissin Bugs

Two Spot Assissin Bugs

Fascinating and fierce, they make an interesting and easy to keep pet – just keep your fingers out of the way!

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Description

The two spot assassin bug (Platymeris biguttatus) is a ferocious little predator from West and Southwest Africa, prowling the tropical forests and lurking in tree stumps and leaf litter to ambush its prey. They are a true bug, and as such have needle-like mouthparts – the rostrum – that they use to pierce their prey, inject saliva to dissolve the inside of whatever they have caught, and then suck it out as a sort of soup. Different species of assassin bug can be found across Africa and the Americas.

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  • Name: Twin Spot Assassin Bug, Platymeris biguttatus
  • From: West and Southwest Africa
  • Size: 10 to 40mm
  • Preferred Temperature: 22 to 25ºC, nights can drop to 20ºC
  • Diet: Crickets, locusts, mealworms, waxworms, moths, mealworm beetles
  • Lifespan: Up to 2 years
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