Sharp looking fellow
Location: Auburn, NJ
August 2, 2011 11:47 am
Saw this one in the rose bush, though much smaller than a single leaf. Guess he’s come to join the party with all the other bugs roses seem to attract? Good times!
Took awhile, but think I finally found him when I used spines for a search term on BugGuide.
Sinea spinipes. Or at least a close cousin. Would you agree?
Signature: Creek Keeper
Dear Creek Keeper,
We concur that this is either a Spiny Assassin Bug nymph or a closely related species in the genus Sinea. Your email reminded us that we saw an image from another request earlier this week, and we meant to post it, but time just got away from us. Despite our best intentions, we are unable to respond to even a small fraction of the requests that come our way.