Subject: What is this guy?
Location: northern California
September 10, 2017 10:25 am
I would very much like this little guy identified! I found him caught in some old spider web and rescued him. He seems quite thankful 🙂 I initially thought he was a stick or stilt bug, but I’m not positive.
Signature: (is this for my name?) Rayne
This is an Assassin Bug and we believe it is in the genus Zelus, a group of insects that is often a subject of an inquiry to our site when a person has received a painful bite through careless handling or an accidental encounter. Though not considered dangerous, the bite is reported to be quite painful. You are lucky your kind deed did not result in a bite, but at any rate, we are tagging your submission with the Bug Humanitarian Award.