Black Corsair

Subject: Is this a kissing bug??
Location: Detroit Michigan
July 6, 2016 3:54 pm
Hey, I saw a bug in my room last night on the window. It was at 11:00 pm. I have never seen it before. I believe that I have been bitten before. The bites are on my arm and upper back. Three in total. They look like small, round scabs. I’m not sure if these bites and this bug are related.
Signature: Meghan

Black Corsair
Black Corsair

Dear Meghan,
In our opinion, this is a Black Corsair and not a Kissing Bug.  You can compare your image to this BugGuide image of a Black Corsair.  According to BugGuide:  “Can inflict a painful bite but does not feed on blood and does not transmit diseases.”

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