Subject: Black bug with horns on its butt
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
September 25, 2016 7:42 pm
I was changing the sheets on my bed and found this little bug (I took it outside). It looks harmless other than the little horns on its back, but my wife and I often wake up with inexplicable bug-bite looking things on us. What is this bug? Thanks for your help!
This is an early instar Smoky Brown Cockroach nymph, Periplaneta fuliginosa, which you may verify by comparing your images to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Early instars are black insects with characteristic white markings on the distal antenae, proximal antennae, thorax and abdomen.”