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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Small red and black insect with large antennae

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Providence, NC

June 9, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #5073970

I am trying to figure out what this bug is. It is out on my fence around my pool and this is also where I have my very small garden and I wanted to know if they will try to bother my tomato or squash plants. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Sinks Grove, WV

June 9, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #5074445

These are so small that it is difficult to be certain, but these could be newly hatched nymphs of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), such as the wheel bug, Arilus cristata - see

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