Geographic location of the bug: Oklahoma, USA
Time: 03:13 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this bug on my head after doing yard work yesterday. What is it, can it hurt me. Thought it was a katydid at first but don’t think it was.
How you want your letter signed: Sammie B
This is an immature Assassin Bug, probably in the genus Zelus. This is a genus that is prone to biting folks when the insects are carelessly handled or accidentally encountered, and you are lucky you did not encounter a painful bite. Though painful, the bite is not considered dangerous. Because of your timing, we have selected your submission as our Bug of the Month for December 2018.