assassin bugs
This is a picture of what I believe to be two immature assassin bugs, the bottom one eating a cricket. They were found in my yard in Lynn Haven, FL. Please help me identify their species.
Thank you.

Hi Rachel,
We don’t want to even attempt a species identification on a nymph, but we are fairly certain the genus is Zelus.

Update:  May 4, 2013
We just received a comment correcting the genus as being Fitchia.  BugGuide images verify that identification.

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Location: Lynn Haven, Florida

One Response to Fitchia Assassin Nymphs feeding on Cricket

  1. drswanny says:

    This are actually adults of the genus Fitchia. Two species in the genus, and while I cannot say for certain, I’d venture that these are probably Fitchia aptera.

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