Corsair and resulting Bite

Subject: What’s This Bug?
Location: Louisiana
December 9, 2012 11:53 pm
This bug stung me and I dont know what it is, it’s stinger was on it’s head. It looks like a wasp sting.
Signature: Pat


Dear Pat,
This Assassin Bug is a Corsair,
Rasahus hamatus, and though it is not an aggressive species, it will bite if carelessly handled or threatened.  Accidentally brushing up against one might also result in a bite and though there are no lasting effects, the bite is reported to be quite painful.  You may read more about the Corsair on BugGuide.

Bite of a Corsair

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