Is this an assassin bug?

bkay2000(8a TX)July 22, 2013

Is this an assassin bug? They're gone now, as they went away when I watered. Just want to make sure they aren't a problem


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bkay2000, I don't think so. These are.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 7:22PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

There are lots of different "assassin bugs ". Your picture is, I believe, of one kind of nymph while Ron 's link shows what are mostly Wheel Bugs....also an assassin bug.

If they have red bodies with little black bristles on their butt and black legs....they are an early assassin bug instar.

These little guys look like they are in a feeding (of each other) frenzy.!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 9:53PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

There it is! It's zelus longines. That means it's food is other than my plant.



This post was edited by bkay2000 on Tue, Jul 23, 13 at 10:22

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 10:19AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Z. longipes is correct spelling.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 12:06PM
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