Subject: Flat Brown Insect, maybe?!
Location: Denver, CO
June 18, 2014 8:07 pm
I was bit in the rear end by the bug in the attached photo. I am wondering what it is and if I need to seek medical attention. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. It is June 18, 2014 near Denver, CO where I was bit. Thank you!
Signature: Charity Davis

Masked Hunter

Masked Hunter

Dear Charity,
We were out of the office when you wrote and we are just trying to catch up on old mail.  This is an immature Masked Hunter, and though the bite is reported to be painful, it will not have any lasting negative effects.  Masked Hunters will prey upon Bed Bugs and other unwanted creatures in the home, and nymphs are generally masked by lint which sticks to their bodies, making the name Masked Hunter very logical.

Location: Denver, Colorado

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