Subject: Backyard Insect ID Help
Location: Vacaville, CA
October 9, 2012 2:41 pm
Dear sir,
I found this insect in my backyard and would like to know both its common name and the scientific name.
I used a 1:1 macro lens and basically an additional closeup lens so the image is much much larger than life size.
Thank you for your time.
I don’t mind you blogging about the image I took. Feel free to blog and educational use.
Signature: Ronald Nyein Zaw Tan

Assassin Bug

Hi Ronald,
This is a beneficial, predatory Assassin Bug in the genus
Zelus, and we just finished posting a photo of another individual from Escondido, CA that was unnecessarily squished after the photo was taken.  It might be the Leafhopper Assassin Bug, Zelus renardii, which is pictured on BugGuide and which is found in California.

Location: California

One Response to Assassin Bug

  1. drswanny says:

    You are correct that this is the leafhopper assassin, Zelus renardii.

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