Subject: Identification Needed
Location: Chassell, MI located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by Lake Superior
September 10, 2012 9:51 pm
I found this very interesting insect
September 3, 2012. I can’t find it in
any of my numerous insect field guides.
I am attaching an image of it.
Signature: Lynn Murphy
Most guide books only depict adult insects. This is an immature Assassin Bug in the genus Zelus. You can compare your photo to this image on BugGuide. Assassin Bugs are predators and the members of the genus Zelus prowl blossoms and plants for prey. Handle with caution. Assassin Bugs can deliver a painful, though not dangerous bite.