Subject: Second stick bug? this fall
Location: Charlottesville, VA
November 25, 2013 3:01 pm
A few of these seem to show up in the oddest places in my house every late fall. And its always when its really cold out and I have to wait until mid day , when it warms up a bit, to put them out.
This is an immature Assassin Bug in the genus Zelus. Assassin Bugs are predators, and most Assassin Bugs, with the exception of the Blood Sucking Conenose Bugs, are considered harmless, though they will bite if provoked. Zelus Assassin Bugs tend to bite more often than most Assassin Bugs, but the bite, though painful, is considered harmless.