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Assassin bug or western conifer seed bug nymph?

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Hes tiny...like 1cm in length...got this shot with my cam through a microscope
he has a long thin proboscis hidden under his head that runs down under his body...
when he is threatened he poses up somewhat similar to that of a mantis...
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Presto

wicked good plants!
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the key to tell assassin bugs is a ridge they have going between their eyes. Hard to tell from the photo but see if you can distinguish it under the microscope.
 
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assassins i think are a bit bigger then that, we have them all over our farm every summer. Pretty neat looking and we also have wasp/hornet killers too :D
 
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