African Painted Bug

Subject: Black and yellow beetle
Location: Riverside, California, USA.
June 3, 2016 4:30 pm
My mom is always telling me that this bug carries lime disease and to always watch out for them. I got bit a few minutes ago, and I really don’t feel like dying lol. Please tell me there’s no disease!
Signature: Amethyst Huffman

African Painted Bug
African Painted Bug

Dear Amethyst,
Though it is an Invasive Exotic species, to the best of our knowledge, the African Painted Bug,
Bagrada hilaris, is not a species that is dangerous to humans.

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