Masked Hunter

Subject: Swamp thing bug, some sort of weevil?
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
June 24, 2016 6:56 am
I was sweeping around my front door and I thought this was a ball of dirt or maybe a tiny crumpled ball of dead grass. Then it started moving! Slowly. I don’t know if I hurt it sweeping or that’s just how it moves to be camouflaged, but I pushed it onto a piece of cardboard and threw it back into the garden.
Signature: Beth

Masked Hunter
Masked Hunter

Dear Beth,
This stealth, camouflaged predator is an immature Masked Hunter.  They are sticky and they attract debris that helps to conceal them from both predators and prey.  Masked Hunters have adapted well to living indoors with humans, though we are quite confident your individual will be fine in your garden.

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