Insect and Bug ID forum: Reddish-orange bug

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Sep 26, 2015 7:09 PM CST
I only got two pictures of this guy before he did the ol' "fall down off the plant" trick. I don't need to know exactly what species this is, but I'd never seen anything quite like it and thought it was cool so if you could just point me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative.

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 27, 2015 10:49 AM CST
I think your bug might be an assassin bug nymph.

Maybe Pselliopus cinctus

http://bugguide.net/node/view/51958
http://bugguide.net/node/view/51958/data
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Sep 27, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Thanks Christine! I always forget about the nymphs...
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 27, 2015 1:25 PM CST
It sure is a colorful assassin bug.

Big thank you for the acorn and thumbs up. Smiling
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