Bee Assassin Apiomerus crassipes (Fabrius, 1803)  

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"This insect pounces on Honey Bees and other pollinating insects. It holds the captive in its powerful legs, thrusts its cutting beak into the victim's back, injects an immobilizing digestive agent, then sucks out the body juices" (The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders).

There are 21 records in the project database.

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A Bee Assassin in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/15/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Bee Assassin in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Bee Assassin in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). Identification verified by Yurika Alexander. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Bee Assassin in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/3/2012). Determined by Ross Hill/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Bee Assassin at Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area, Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/6/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Bee Assassin in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/12/2015). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Bee Assassin in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2013). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Bee Assassin in Charles Co., Maryland (7/19/2017). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)


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