Subject: Please identify
Location: NW Arkansas, USA
January 31, 2014 9:59 pm
This bug has wings and a proboscis thingy that it “bit” me with. The bite didn’t itch, it stung and hurt. I’ve lived in several states and never seen it before.
Signature: Thanks for your help, Amy
You were bitten by an Assassin Bug in the genus Zelus. While the bite is reported to be painful and the effects last several days, there will be no lasting harm to you. Assassin Bugs are important predators that occasionally find their way indoors.