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It was found in central Alabama

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    $\begingroup$ This is a true bug nymph; it may be an Assassin Bug (Reduviidae), but I'll admit to uncertainty there. $\endgroup$ Jun 5, 2018 at 14:16
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    $\begingroup$ A friend of mine, ecologist, also suggested that it's a young Reduvid bug, and that it's supposed to suck blood. $\endgroup$ Jun 7, 2018 at 4:02
  • $\begingroup$ Its legs are too thin, ain't Reduviidae supposed to be more robust? Maybe it's from an herbivore group. $\endgroup$
    – Rodrigo
    Jul 10, 2018 at 0:20
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    $\begingroup$ I'm inclined to think it's not a Reduviid - those flared legs remind me more of something plant-eaterish; maybe something in the Coreoidea. The problem is that Heteropterids are a bugger to know well, and that's just the adults. The juveniles are a real pain. Better to submit it to one of the ID sites like Bug Guide. $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2019 at 16:25

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To me, the most likely possibility is that it's an immature assassin bug.


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