5880 I live in rural Ontario, Canada. These little bugs have been popping up over the past few weeks and I was wondering what they were. Thanks in advance. -Risa
This is a damsel bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Nabidae), likely in the genus Nabis – see http://tinyurl.com/zvpoopk for an example. Damsel bugs are general predators on other small arthropods (mostly other insects), and thus often considered beneficial visitors to gardens.
Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.