Subject: Vietnam Bug Bite
Location: Phong Nha-ke Bang National Park Tỉnh Lộ 20 Xã Sơn Trạch Tỉnh Quảng Bình Vietnam
November 2, 2015 2:19 pm
I am out working in northern Vietnam and got a painful bite last night when I stepped barefoot on a bug. It felt like I stepped on glass. I did some looking up and found it to be some type of coreidae. But no where online mentions a biting bug in Vietnam that fits that description.
This is some species of Assassin Bug in the family Reduviidae. Assassin Bugs have mouths designed to pierce and suck fluids from their prey, and many species will bite humans if carelessly handled or inadvertently touched or swatted.