Insect and Bug ID forum: Reddish-orange bug

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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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

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 27, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Thanks Christine! I always forget about the nymphs...
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Bee Lover Organic Gardener Seed Starter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower
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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
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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