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Old 08-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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This little fellow was walking across my husband's keyboard last night. I have never seen anything quite like him. I am guessing he is a nymph of some kind. Joel thinks he is a cross between a praying mantis and a brine shrimp...
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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looks kind of like a conifer seed bug only more ornate.
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This little fellow was walking across my husband's keyboard last night. I have never seen anything quite like him. I am guessing he is a nymph of some kind. Joel thinks he is a cross between a praying mantis and a brine shrimp...
Nymph of a spiny assassin bug (Sinea sp.) - http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/spi...am%2061707.JPG
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Thanks, suunto. We have more than one kind of assassin bug in my yard. Way cool!
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Is that the nymph stage of the adult assassin bugs I've been adding this week?
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Where have you been adding them, Havalotta? There are apparently more than one kind of spiny assassin bug, thus mine is Sinea spp.
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Post 199 Show Off Your Bug Photos here - 2012!

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Is that the nymph stage of the adult assassin bugs I've been adding this week?
No. Nymphs of ambush bugs look pretty much like miniatures of the adults...
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Havalotta,

Yours is an ambush bug--When I typed the "A.B." I was afraid there'd be some confusion. Actually, I searched "assasin bug" first to make sure I had the name right...that is when I found I'd made the same mistake as you; somehow I remembered it was called an ambush bug and did another image search before answering your Where's Waldo post.
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