Subject: What is this bug
Location: Logan, Utah
August 16, 2014 7:42 pm
Found this in our house climbing on my husband.
This is a beneficial Assassin Bug nymph known as a Masked Hunter, a common name derived from the immature insect’s ability to camouflage itself in its surroundings due to its sticky surface that attracts dust and lint. Masked Hunters have adapted to cohabitation with humans and they are often found indoors where they will prey upon Bed Bugs and other unwanted household pests. All good things come with some drawbacks, and in the case of the Masked Hunter, they should be handled with caution, or better yet, not at all, since they will bite in self defense.