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Garden Insects..What is this?
June 23, 2013
12:06 pm
sheep4us
Parrottsville, TN
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While debugging my potato patch I ran across a couple of these insects.  Not sure what they are.  I would like to find out if they are beneficial or not before.  They look vicious .Garden-what-005.JPG

June 23, 2013
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Squeegees Mom
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I don't know what they are but I would be moving quite spritely in the other direction if I came across one of these guys. I don't do to well with bugs. no

 

June 23, 2013
5:29 pm
bonita
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my guess: Immature assassin bug.

[Assassin bugs are killer insects that eat other bugs.]

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June 24, 2013
12:23 pm
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happy-flower

 I dont know what it is, but I agree with Squeeges Mom, I dont like bugs of any kind, especially ones that look unfamiliar. no

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June 24, 2013
5:22 pm
jamitysmom
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I looked up assassin bug online – it does kind of look like one.  According to the site I was on it is a beneficial bug, killing lots of other bugs.  Can you get more pictures?  Would like to see it's backside.

Jan

June 27, 2013
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Ross
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Also called a wheel bug. They have a large abdomin a very small head and and a long appendage that folds under the head and is extended for feeding. They can kill a large cricket.

June 28, 2013
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Ross said
Also called a wheel bug. They have a large abdomin a very small head and and a long appendage that folds under the head and is extended for feeding. They can kill a large cricket.

 Hello Ross, I knew that we would hear from you and you would know the answer, so this bug is a good bug?

                            Thank you,

                                 Jo

 

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June 28, 2013
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Ross
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They  eat bugs that eat plants.

 

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