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Old Apr 29, 2011, 6:11 PM   #1
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Does anybody know what this bug is? It was tiny, body was just about 1/8" (3mm). Somebody said baby grasshopper, but not sure. This is when I REALLY wished I had a real macro lens.


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Old Apr 29, 2011, 9:02 PM   #2
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It is an early instar (larva) of an assassin bug. Here is a similar one:

http://0.tqn.com/d/insects/1/0/B/7/-...ug-1366047.jpg
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 9:28 PM   #3
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sorry penolta but I disagree, thats a Katydid Nymph, we have alot of those here too,, cute/colorful little fellas arent they
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Katydid Nymph
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Thanks ja, I think you are right! And yes, it was a cute little thing, very colorful with the cutest face!
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Group hug on this one LOL
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sorry penolta but I disagree, thats a Katydid Nymph, we have alot of those here too,, cute/colorful little fellas arent they
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Katydid Nymph
I'll concede because of the length of the hind legs, but it would have helped to have a full side view of the head, but that's the way it goes. Can't win them all.

Here is one from California (a bit closer to home):

http://bugguide.net/node/view/394144
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