Subject: Garden bug
Location: North Houston, Texas
May 29, 2014 3:38 pm
I found these guys in my garden on the squash plant. My guess is assasin bug. I’d be happy about that! It would also explain the lack of caterpillars!
In our opinion, these are not Assassin Bug nymphs, but rather Leaf Footed Bug nymphs, probably in the genus Leptoglossus. They look very much like the individuals in this BugGuide image. They are plant feeders and they are not responsible for the dearth of Caterpillars.