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Is this assassin bug?
November 10, 2009
This was on our Ann Arbor, Michigan porch on Nov 9th during a warm spell.
My husband thought it might be an assassin bug. I thought it looked fascinating. Haven’t seen anything like it before.
Janet
Ann Arbor Michigan

Leaf Footed Bug

Leaf Footed Bug

Hi Janet,
Your visitor is a Leaf Footed Bug or Big Legged Bug in the genus Acanthocephala, most probably Acanthocephala terminalis, probably the northernmost ranging member of the genus.  You may compare your insect to some images on BugGuide.  The light orange terminal segment of the antennae is a distinguishing feature.

Leaf Footed Bug

Leaf Footed Bug

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