Small insect on Magnolia leaf

Asked August 26, 2019, 1:29 PM EDT

Hello, Can you please tell me what these insects are on this Magnolia leaf? Thank you, Bel Air, Md

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1 Response

Those are newly hatched assassin bugs.
These are beneficial predator insects that help to keep pest insects under control.
Here is our page about them:
https://www.extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/predators-assassin-bugs

It It is interesting to actually see their eggs with hatch holes lined up along the leaf vein. Great picture.


Christine