Geographic location of the bug: Denham Springs, Louisiana
Time: 01:27 AM EDT
I’ve found a few of these insects inside my house in the last three days. They only come out at night and seem to be attracted to light, since that’s where I find them most of the time. I have no ide show they got inside the house, because I don’t leave the door open and any search I did trying to find the point of entry hasn’t been successful. They look pretty intimidating to me! Could you help me ID this insect and if I should be concerned about my health?
How you want your letter signed: I have no clue
Your image nicely illustrates why this Broad Headed Bug, Hyalymenus tarsatus, is commonly called a Texas Bow Legged Bug. According to BugGuide: “on a variety of plants, especially euphorbias and seed pods of legumes and milkweeds” and in our opinion, it poses no direct threat to your health.