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What kind of bug is this?

I see this bug a lot in my garden. I don't know if it is harmful or beneficial. Thanks.
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Re: What kind of bug is this?

I don't know for sure and it's kind of an odd perspective on it.

But it just might be a milkweed assassin bug, in which case it is very definitely a beneficial (what it "assassinates" are the bugs you don't want)

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Re: What kind of bug is this?

Just bumping this. I'm not very sure, so I wondered if others agreed with my ID or not ....
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Re: What kind of bug is this?

Two questions:

First, where are you located?

Second, what types of plant(s) are you seeing this bug on the most?
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Re: What kind of bug is this?

Looks like an assassin bug.

Your location can be helpful because some insects are more prevalent in certain areas and less in others.

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