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Photo#29892
cluster of small red insects

cluster of small red insects
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
August 28, 2005
Size: <5mm
These appear to have emerged from long cylindrical egg cases (?) that run along the stem of the plant. They've been huddled in a cluster on this leaf for several days now. At night they seem to get closer together and during the day they seem to spread out a bit.

We've had much luck identifying things on bugguide.net but on this one we're stumped!

I just found this exact thing
I just found this exact thing last night! A cluster of these insect on the top of one single leaf. And some on the underneath side with the same thing you mentioned. I'll try and post a pic. I'm new to the site so we'll see...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/3922944895_2dd9258798.jpg

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Watch out
I have the same thing on my hibiscus and this morning my fearless 3 yr old daughter thought the "hundreds" as put it on there was cool so she was playing with them and they stung her in 2 spots, so far nothing a little ice hasn't helped. Manvel TX

Moved

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Maybe Assasin Nymphs (not sure)
The shape and body posture looks like assasin nymphs to me. I found two images that may help you, especially the "hatching" one as it shows an egg case. Do these look familiar? maybe Eric will check in, I'm sure he'd know.

 
i took pics of the bugs matta
i took pics of the bugs mattandeliz have, only mine are on my front porch.

Perhaps it is a bunch of Core
Perhaps it is a bunch of Coreid nymphs?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/22218/bgimage

 
Leaf footed nymph
I think they are a leaf footed nymph (Leptoglossus)

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