Subject: What is this
Geographic location of the bug: Tucson, AZ, midtown backyard
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
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!