I took advantage of the cool weekend weather to do some weeding and clean-up. Of course, I had to share the garden with these creatures, who apparently have hatched off-cycle due to the hot weather we’ve had. This is the first time I’ve seen live cicadas as opposed to their empty shells scattered around. They’d be almost cute if it weren’t for those red eyes!
Assassin bugs are actually beneficials! They don’t harm your plants and they eat other bugs that do- by repeatedly stabbing them and sucking out their juices. Nature- it’s so violent!