I found this tiny bug with thorny body, yellow orange head with 6 white and black stripped legs out in my back yard. He was sitting on my wood table outside. Everytime I moved around to take a picture of him he kept moving around to face me Lol! Valdosta, GA
This is the nymph or young of a bug in the Coreidae family of true bugs. In the young stage it is hard to tell which one. This family is known as the squash bug or leaffooted bug family.
Most feed by sucking juices out of plants so tend to be “pests” of the garden.
Most of these also give off an odor if smashed.