What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What the heck is this
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
August 9, 2015 3:54 pm
My friend was out for a walk and felt something on her neck. When she brushed it away, it bit her.
What the heck is it?
Signature: Ken

Ambush Bug

Ambush Bug

Dear Ken,
This is a predatory Jagged Ambush Bug, and like most other Assassin Bugs, it might bite if carelessly handled, but the bite is not considered dangerous.  The best way to remove an insect that might bite or sting if it is found crawling on a person is to gently blow it off with a strong exhalation.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

One Response to Ambush Bug

  1. How perfect! I just found two of these mating yesterday and had no idea what they were. They’re so beautiful

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