What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

masked hunter?
found this alive and dust free in Massachusetts, USA. Is this a masked hunter?
Glen

Hi Glen,
Your photo came in the day after we posted another awesome photograph of an immature Masked Hunter, Reduvius personatus. Your beautiful glossy black adult appears dead, which is sad if that death was untimely. The Masked Hunter only becomes covered with dust in its immature instars. Both nymphs and adults are foes to that scurge of mankind, the Bedbug. They also feed on flies and other insects. You will find them indoors because they prey upon Bedbugs. EVen though they are helpful, they can bite people if provoked, unlike the unprovoked attacks of their nasty Bedbug relatives.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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