Nymph of a Spiny assassin bug

7242.      Greetings. I’ve only found him 3 days ago on my purple oxalis. Probably been there longer and seems very comfortable there. I’ve had it climb my arm but seems to be panicky. Tried to observe it when I can. It’s content to sit for long periods and wonder around my plant. I think it is very “mantis” looking but can not find any solid identification for it. Hope you can help. Thank you. Sarnia, Ontario. Canada

Number 7242. This is a nymph of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae); it looks like a spiny assassin bug, Sinea diadema – see Spiny assassin bug image