Insect ID

#1

Does anybody know what this is, or have a source for figuring it out?

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#2

I’m having trouble adding pictures to the original post.


I am hoping they are insects that eat bad bugs, and not the kind that damage fruit. But they seem to be hanging around fruit.

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(equal opportunity eater in the NC Triangle) #3

It’s hard to be sure, but the 3rd photo down of the bug in it’s nymph stage looks like what is in your photos.

https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=14665

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#4

Aha! “Piercing-sucking mouthparts”! Just what I was afraid of!

I was just about to ask about what I think are stinkbugs.

OTOH, my first thought was assassin or pirate bugs, so I let them live .

Assassin bug

Gotta love an “assassin bug”, no?

Apparently there is a “leaf-hpopper assassin bug”.

Thanks!

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(equal opportunity eater in the NC Triangle) #5

No problem! I just googled “California orange bug that likes fruit” and looked at the images.

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