My friend’s little garden has a little assassin bug in it! I had one last year in my garden and I watched him grow up until he flew away… anyways thought you’d enjoy him!!!
Yes I love him. Assassin bugs are one of my favorite insects (shhhhh don’t tell the moths). I recently caught a cluster of eggs hatching (and the newborns always have a dance party after they squeeze out)[link to previous post]. Your baby is related (I’m pretty sure, anyway) to the Zelus renardii (Leafhopper assassins) I have fairly reliably:
Top left is a very gravid mama, top right is a newly molted baby, bottom two are older babies dooting around.
Below, a completely unrelated Scudder’s katydid nymph who mimics the assassins!
Thanks for sharing!
September 9, 2018