i think they are dead, except for a few, probably struggling inside my flytrap now
They were assassin bugs. Very beneficial insects.
sad....an animal being exterminated because of its name...maybe we should do the same to killer whales. lol.
but luckily, assassin bugs arent under high pressure like orcas. like many have already said, most assassin bugs are beneficial insects, which eat pests that could damage your plants...that being said, i wouldnt let them bite you, as they carry a very painful bite....
for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduviidae
Maybe i killed them too soon although they arent dealing any obvious damage to the plant yet
assassin bugs dont eat plants. they eat bugs.
in fact, there are a few carnivorous plants that share a symbiotic relationship with assassin bugs. Drosera and roridula are two such genre.
If there are any left over keep them. They're awesome little bugs. They do hurt a lot when they bite, I know from experience.