A stilt bug, also known as a thread bug, is quite small and slender. This one is delicately traversing its way across a tiny blossom of St. John's Wart in July. They have six thin legs and two long antennae. Their bodies are brown, long, and thin. Their abdomen in comparison with their lower torso is almost bulbous.
Stick bugs are tiny - they're maybe a centimeter across at the most. They are found all across North America.
Stilt bugs are quite cute and wholly harmless. They sip on sap. They also eat tiny mites. Think of them as your small helpers in your garden.
Stilt bugs are in the Berytidae family.
Let me know if you have any photos of stilt bugs!
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