Subject: Red/black flying and it bites or stings
Location: Princeton TX a lot of trees around our house
April 28, 2013 9:37 pm
I got bit or stung by this lil guy on my back…very painful very swollen… red body black head wings and legs there are a lot of them in the house we just found please help identify this guy so I know how to get rid of them. Thanks Nicole
Signature: Nicole Russell

Black Corsair

Black Corsair

Hi Nicole,
Your photos are quite blurry, but we can tell by the shape, coloration and your description that this is a Black Corsair,
Melanolestes picipes, a species of Assassin Bug.  The bite is reported to be quite painful, but not dangerous.  You can get more information on the Black Corsair on BugGuide.

Black Corsair

Black Corsair

 

Location: Princeton, Texas

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