Jagged Ambush Bug Nymph

I watched this tiny nymph ‘cleaning’ itself with its long mouth part that you can see here. I have been told by a graduate student of Cornell University’s Entomology Dept that this strange-looking insect appears to be an ‘Ambush bug’. This is a subset of the well known Assassin bug family. Surely it will grow into an adult bug that is a predator of other insects. Like most early instars, it will molt at least several times before it takes on its adult form. Note: As of April, 2018, I have learned it is a Jagged Ambush Bug in the genus Phymata, possibly Phymata pennsylvatica. This identification is by Leslie Mertz of knowyourbugs.org