Possible Zelus species.
One of my major projects over the past two years has been to document in photos the insects that frequent our suburban yard here in Worthington. I've let weeds grow up in a few places until my native plantings get established, and these small but wild grassy areas harbor a surprising amount of biodiversity. Here is another member of the assassin bug family (Reduviidae), which also includes the infamous wheel bug. I'm not exactly sure which species this red-eyed bug belongs to, but I think it could be a member of the genus Zelus.
What makes this genus interesting is that its members use a technique to catch prey which is downright plant-like. Do you see those tiny hairs on its long legs? Supposedly, they are able to smear those hairs across a gland on their leg that produces a sticky resin. If you've got long sticky legs, then all you need to do is hold them out in front of you and just wait to the prey comes to you. It's not dissimilar to how carnivorous sundew plants capture their prey. I didn't know this little tidbit of natural history information when I took this shot in the field- I simply thought its outstretched arms made for an interesting photograph, but know I know the rest of the story.
Many of the members of the assassin bug family can inflict a painful bite with their long, piercing mouth-part. If one ever lands on you, the writers at Bug Guide recommend flicking away the creature, as squashing it will most likely cause it to bite you. And I might be especially weary of members of the genus Zelus- They are named after the minor Greek deity Zelos, who stood for the personification of zeal, rivalry and anger!