Nymph Assasin?

Praxibetelix

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image.jpg image.jpg A catch and release bug while we were in northern Michigan, not the UP. Was at a state park, so unable to keep it, sadly.

I also wonder if it might have been a leaf footed bug?
 

Ranitomeya

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It's a leaf-footed bug nymph. A good way to tell assassin bugs from other bugs is that all assassins have a small and elongated head that is more slender as it nears the thorax. Some leaf-footed bugs do have similarly shaped heads, but their heads are proportionately larger and they happen to have those noticeably different hind legs that give them their name.
 

Praxibetelix

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Thanks! After doing some investigating, I was thinking it was a leaf footed beetle. It was so cute regardless of species :)
 
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