16
May
11

what the heck are these?

There are about twenty of these little insects clustered together on the shed door. They are around this long segmented thing which I’m guessing is an egg sac of some sort. The insects are about 2mm in length with that bright red abdomen. I really need a Peterson’s insect guide. Any clue what they are?

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8 Responses to “what the heck are these?”


  1. May 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    sure does look like some sort of cricket to me; possibly but less likely to be a weevil of some sort. why not just call them bugs!

  2. May 16, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    They look a little like assassin bug nymphs, although I can really only recognize them from the proboscis….

  3. May 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    @Wendi, they are very funny, all dancing around with each other in a group.

    @SPines, You may be on to something. They definitely look Assassin-y in shape, but I haven’t found one that looks quite like this. Although there are a lot of adult Assassins in the yard. I’ll try to look at them tomorrow for the proboscis if they are still there.

  4. May 17, 2011 at 5:08 am

    They’re definitely intimidating-looking bugs, although I’d love to take a macro shot of them like this. I’d actually never heard of them before I saw one a couple of years ago:

    Yikes!


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