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They have piercing mouthparts that are shaped into a beak and deliver a paralyzing bite to invertebrate prey (caterpillars are especially favored). The two large white spots on their wing cases give them their common name.
White-eyed Assassin Bugs are found in the drier regions of southern Africa. They prey on soft-bodied insects and occasionally vertebrate blood.
White-eyed Assasssin Bugs hide in groups under peeling bark, logs, and rocks. They emerge at night to feed.
They are not endangered.
They can be found in the Insect Zoo.