Milkweed Assassin Bugs (Zelus longipes)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Milkweed Assassin Bugs (Zelus longipes)

Beneficial in the garden, not to be confused with the pest that eats your milkweed: Milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus).
These are nymphs, just getting their wings.

More: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/killer-in-our-midstthe-assassin-bug.html

Learn: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/bugs/zelus_longipes.htm

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