Subject: Backyard Insect ID Help
Location: Vacaville, CA
October 9, 2012 2:41 pm
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
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.