Subject:  What is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Tucson, AZ, midtown backyard
Date: 10/08/2017
Time: 12:38 PM EDT
Found this sitting on a sweet potato vine on my patio. It’s tiny, less than 1/4 inch long. Moves slowly. Was spotted at 9:20 am.
How you want your letter signed:  Carla

Sycamore Assassin Bug Nymph

Dear Carla,
This looks to us like an immature Sycamore Assassin Bug, a predatory species that will help keep your sweet potato vine free of insect pests.

Thank you so much for taking the time to identify my bug… And so quickly! Glad to know he’s a beneficial! Love the site, keep up the good work! Thank you again!

Location: Tucson, Arizona

2 Responses to Immature Sycamore Assassin Bug

  1. Makayla says:

    I have these, but they are TORMENTING my strawberry plants AND my avacado tree leaves!! I’d say not beneficial. 🙁 What can I do about them? Any help would save my BUD lol.

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