Subject: possible assassin bug nymph
Location: Takoma Park, MD
December 7, 2015 7:14 pm
I originally thought this guy was a mantis nymph because of its arched back but knew the head wasn’t quite right for a mantis. After perusing WTB, I think it might be an assassin bug nymph. We are having our first few cold days (30s/40s) in Maryland so it probably came inside for the sake of warmth.
Signature: MD Bug

Assassin Bug Nymph

Assassin Bug Nymph

This is indeed an Assassin Bug nymph, and we believe it to be in the genus Zelus based on images posted to BugGuide.

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland

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