Corsair bites Child

Subject: bitting beetle
Location: New Orleans La.
January 13, 2013 5:39 pm
this bug bit my grandaughter on her finger as she was reaching in her bag to get her shoes. what kind of bug is this?
Signature: a concerned grandparent


Dear Concerned Grandparent,
This Assassin Bug,
Rasahus hamatus, is commonly called a Corsair.  The bite is reported to be painful, but not dangerous.  See BugGuide for additional information.

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