Subject: Mystery Bug
Geographic location of the bug: Endicott NY
Time: 10:21 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I’ve tried looking on a number of websites but I haven’t made any progress. Any ideas? It jumped from somewhere onto my brother-in-law and then it seemed satisfied to be on an exposed root. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed: Peter Fabian
This is an immature Big Legged Bug in the genus Acanthocephala, and considering your northern location, it is most likely Acanthocephala terminalis. Here is a BugGuide for comparison.