Small green insect found in Spanish Thyme plant

Asked July 12, 2019, 3:43 PM EDT

Can you help me identify if this insect is "good" or "bad" for my plant(s)?

Washington County Minnesota assassin bug insect id

1 Response

Your insect is an ambush bug nymph. They are part of a group of insects called assassin bugs. They prey on other insects so in theory he is a good bug if he eats bad bugs. He won't bother your plant. https://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/bugs/assassin/assassin.htm