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Subject: long red insect six black legs
Location: Texas
December 25, 2012 11:53 pm
Hi I found this in my dads backyard in sourlake Texas
Signature: thatlostdog

Milkweed Assassin Bug nymph

Dear thatlostdog,
This is a Milkweed Assassin Bug nymph, a beneficial predator that will help control the populations of plant eating insects in the yard and garden.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

4 Responses to Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

  1. Cece G. says:

    Hi, I live in eastern NC and I saw this bug. My dog was trying to eat it, they’re not poison are they?

  2. Bug keeper says:

    Hi we live in England and we have just found a bug in our garden that we have never come across before can you help us with its name? Its small and black and if it gets scared all its tiny legs go under his body like the same way a tortoise does when he hides in his shell?

    • Bug keeper says:

      Sorry guys, we’ve sussed it ourselves it was a plain black ladybird “wow” never seen one of those before!

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