Subject: Mantis-like thing?
Location: East Tennessee
June 28, 2015 1:48 am
Found this crawling on my computer screen today. I had a window open, but still, not sure how It got in the house. I thought he might be a Praying Mantis, but the eyes have me baffled. Anyone know what this is?
Whatever it is, it’s in my garden now. He looked like a predator, so I wanted to give him a chance to do what he was made for. 🙂
This is an immature Assassin Bug, and though they are not related to Mantids, they share the physical feature of raptoreal front legs. We believe your nymph is a Spiny Assassin Bug in the genus Sinea, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.