Subject: What is this bug???
Location: Toronto, Canada
July 2, 2017 4:33 pm
Found In My daughter’s bedroom dead. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Signature: Mary

Masked Hunter

Dear Mary,
This looks to us like an adult Masked Hunter, a species of Assassin Bug that has adapted to living indoors with humans.  We generally get images of “masked” immature Masked Hunters that are covered with debris as a means of camouflage.  You can verify our identification by viewing this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Can inflict a painful bite but does not feed on blood, and does not transmit diseases.  Introduced from Europe.”

Location: Toronto, Canada

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