Subject: Biting insect
Location: Tipperary, Ireland
July 12, 2017 9:48 am
I was bitten by an insect last week that left a red itchy mark that seemed to get infected. I was outside at the time in Ireland (July). I killed the insect when brushing it off me. The only way to stop the itching and make the spit go away is to apply iodine. Luckily today I saw one of the bugs crawling on my table outside. Im almost sure its the same thing.
Signature: Any help would be appreciated
Your image does not have the critical detail we would like to get for identification purposes, but this is definitely a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera. They have mouths designed to pierce and suck fluids, but we don’t believe this is a blood-sucker. It might be a predatory Damsel Bug, and there are some images on the British Bugs site that look similar, but not similar enough for us to make an identification.