Assassin bug
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM
Sear sirs,
I was trying to identify a bug that I took a photo of this morning. He was eating a small ant. Based on my search for a red bug with white spots I found your web and Id’ it as an Assassin bug.
Thanks!
Chris
Baton Rouge La

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Hi Chris,
This is an immature Milkweed Assassin Bug, Zelus longipes.  Though there is another small winged insect in your photo, the Assassin Bug does not appear to be feeding.

One Response to Immature Milkweed Assassin Bug

  1. Hilde says:

    We over winter in Ocala, Florida, today we found several Milkweed
    Assassin Bug Nymph on our bushes in the front yard just off the patio. How do we get rid of them?. the stems are turning black as are the leaves while the underside of the leaves have white spots in them.

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