can any one identify these bugs?

Recently found three different clusters of small spider-like orange to reddish critters on young pecan trees. They appear to have hatched recently, late April to early May in North Carolina. This is the best photo I could manage before they scattered. Does anyone have an idea of what they might be? Good or bad bugs? They certainly are quite unusual, have not seen these before. Photo is here: http://www.farmphoto.com/photography/message.asp?mid 9244
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com says... :) Recently found three different clusters of small spider-like orange to :) reddish critters on young pecan trees. They appear to have hatched :) recently, late April to early May in North Carolina. This is the best :) photo I could manage before they scattered. :) Does anyone have an idea of what they might be? Good or bad bugs? They :) certainly are quite unusual, have not seen these before. :) Photo is here: :) http://www.farmphoto.com/photography/message.asp?mid 9244 :) :) Hard to say for sure, but probably a clutch of immature red assassin bugs...beneficial
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On 5 May 2005 18:56:14 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com opined:

The link is broken, but it sounds like nymphs of the squash bug.
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I am ashamed that I did not realize that they were beneficial.
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Am I the only one who's having trouble with the link to the bug photos?

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Suzy O wrote:

Yes.
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