Broad Headed Bug Nymph

Bug i have never seen before.
Location:  Nashville, TN
September 10, 2010 4:09 pm
i found this bug outside i thought looked pretty cool. never seen one before though.
it is brown, with 2 white spots in the middle, and 4 black squares on the back side. oh and the back is curved upwards.
Signature:  Josh

Broad Headed Bug Nymph

Hi Josh,
This is an immature True Bug, but we are not certain what family it belongs to, though we have narrowed it down to two choices.  Our first choice is that it may be an immature Damsel Bug in the family Nabidae, based on some photos posted to BugGuide.  Our second choice it that it may be a Broad Headed Bug in the family Alydidae, also based on a photo posted to BugGuide.  Perhaps one of our readers can confirm one of our two suppositions.  We are also going to request assistance from Eric Eaton.

Eric Eaton Responds
Definitely the nymph of a broadheaded bug, Alydidae.

hello! thanks for the super fast response. i love finding bugs ive never seen before. bugs are awesome!

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