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Insect and Spider Identification
ttmoney Wesley Chapel, FL I am not sure what these are. Also notice the little white spots all over the flowers and leaves (look like eggs). I noticed them after seeing holes in the leaves of my Hibiscus
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kwanjin West Valley City, UT (Zone 7a) The little spots are Aphids and the others appear to be eating them.
Flapdoodle Minot, ND Definitely an assassin bug -
trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) a good bug to have around!!!
ttmoney Wesley Chapel, FL I was wondering because there are more than 5 of them hanging out on one small hibiscus. Would it be good to move some to my vegetable garden in the back?
trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) if there are five, especially on hibiscus, i'd let them be. you have aphids and these guys will clean them up. if you do decide to move a couple, be careful. they do bite/sting, though not lethal at all...or maybe i'm thinking of the wheelbug. maybe those are the ones i'm thinking of. they are also good guys.
themoonhowl Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a) Assassin bugs and wheel bugs are all in the same family Reduviidae...
trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) yes, but are they both capable of a bite or sting? i can't remember...i know the wheel bug is.
Flapdoodle Minot, ND All assassin bugs are capable of 'biting,' but the bite of only a few (like the wheel bug and masked hunter), appear extremely painful.
trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) thank you!
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