A reddish-orange assassin bug, the following description is taken from the BugGuide page, linked on the side: "A large, stout, elongate-oval, reddish to yellowish assassin bug with four prominent spines on pronotum. Body with fine yellowish hairs. First segment of antenna has two broad brown bands, with only a short acute spine behind each antennal base. Front femora thickened (incrassate). First beak segment about the same length as second, and head gradually (not abruptly) narrowed behind."
Forest--this one was caught by sweep netting from a riparian field habitat.
I was very surprised when I caught this bug. I was sweep netting in a grassy field-type area just to see what I could find. I checked my net after a few swipes, and it was staring right back up at me. I jumped up and down with joy for a good five minutes. This is an uncommon species of assassin bug, and a new record for Washington County, Ohio. To see pictures of the nymph, you can refer to my spotting here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/818.... It doesn't have a common name, but its specific epithet translates to "ringed horn," so voila! This is the only species in its genus in North America. Found at Barbara A. Beiser Field Station.