Himacerus mirmicoides

This one took us a while to identify, especially as we only had the nymph stage to go by (not that we knew that at the time).

The little fella below is known in some parts of the world as the Ant Damsel Bug, and its exactly because of the odd appearance of the nymph stage that it gets this name.

Perhaps not the best image but these little guys can shift it when they want to. As shown in the short clip below.

21st July 2022

Hopefully soon we will get a look at a adult in the garden…