Subject: black six legged bug with antenna
Location: Chicago, IL
December 3, 2013 5:51 pm
Found this bug in my house… have never seen anything like it before
This is an immature Masked Hunter, a species of Assassin Bug with a sticky exoskeleton that causes dust, lint, debris and other materials to stick to the surface of the insect, helping to camouflage it against its surroundings. This is a beneficial, predatory species that will hunt undesirable insects in your home, including Bed Bugs. Handle with caution as a Masked Hunter will bite if provoked.