Whats this bug?
Location: Charleston (James Island), South Carolina
December 21, 2011 10:30 am
Saw this in my bed this morning and I have never seen it before. I just moved to Charleston,SC so maybe its something native? It had an oval slender red body with long legs? It kind of looked like a red ant with spider legs? Could you tell me what it is
Signature: Curious

Assassin Bug Nymph

Dear Curious,
This is an Assassin Bug nymph, most likely the Milkweed Assassin Bug.  It is an outdoor predator that was probably accidentally trapped in the home.  Though Milkweed Assassin Bugs do not normally bite humans, they will bite, quite painfully, if carelessly handled.

Location: South Carolina

One Response to Assassin Bug Nymph found in bed

  1. drswanny says:

    Agreed on a milkweed assassin nymph.

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