What the heck is this bug? Packs a whallop of a bite.
Can you help us identify this bug? Bit my wife tonite, and she had immediate pain, swelling, and a blood spot in the middle of the swelling where it bit her. Small bug, big bite. Thanks for your help.
Brian and Carrie Cantrall
Scottsdale, AZ

Hi Brian,
This is an Assassin Bug, probably in the genus Zelus.

2 Responses to Assassin Bug

  1. drswanny says:

    This is Zelus renardii, a common species in the Southwest.

    **Pardon me if this is a double-post; I was afraid my original comment did not go through.**

  2. Oscar says:

    Zelus renardii bite dangerous to people or carry chagas disease?

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