In the Wild:
These very active and aggressive predators have a venomous bite which they use to subdue their prey. They then drink through their rostrum. The assassin bug also spray their venom in defence which they aim towards the eyes of the threat. If the venom hits the eyes, it can cause temporary blindness. Only the adults have the two white spots which act as a warning to any potential predator that these insects are toxic. When they moult, they turn bright red which also acts as a warning.