Subject: Found this bug on the top of the bed
December 13, 2012 9:43 pm
I found this red bug dead on the top of our bed.
We live in atlanta ga and it was 2 days ago, december 10th 2012
See photo attached
Thanks for your help
Peter and Christy
Dear Peter and Christy,
This is an immature Assassin Bug in the genus Zelus and we just finished posting a photo from North Carolina that documents an unfortunate encounter with a Zelus Assassin Bug in the shower that resulted in a painful bite. Though Zelus Assassin Bugs are not dangerous to humans, they can deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled or if they are accidentally encountered. Many Assassin Bugs will bite humans, but Zelus Assassin Bugs seem especially prone to biting.