Name that bug, please


If you know what the bug in the above photo is, please tell me. I’ve been looking it up everywhere I can think of, and I think it might be an assassin bug (which is good!) but I’m not positive.

I found it before the holidays living indoors on my rosemary, and since it wasn’t doing any damage, I left it there. Over the ensuing weeks, I found it in other houseplants, just hanging out.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband found it in the bathroom. What it was doing in there, I have no idea. He wanted to kill it, but I saved it and brought it into the bedroom where I thought it would be ok.

Imagine my surprise when I found it again just a couple of days later, in the living room right back on its old favorite rosemary! This bug really gets around.

Nothing like a (very) little drama to spice up a dreary winter….


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Name that bug, please

  1. Andy Brown says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s a leaf-footed bug. I think they’re harmless, though armed with some stinkiness. Here’s a link:


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