Masked Hunter

Subject:  Weird 6 legged grey parasite creature
Geographic location of the bug:  Montreal, in my bedroom
Date: 08/15/2018
Time: 11:41 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  It is around as big as a Canadian nickel. Very weird, looks like a parasite. It has 6 legs and two antennae on its little head. Grey and sorta fuzzy. I would like to know which species this is, and if it’s dangerous or not. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Michael

Masked Hunter

Dear Michael,
The Masked Hunter is not a “parasite creature” but rather, a stealth predator.  Immature Masked Hunters have a sticky exoskeleton that attracts lint and other debris to effectively mask it to help it to blend in with its surroundings.  While not dangerous to humans, a Masked Hunter might bite if it is carelessly handled.  Masked Hunters have adapted quite well to cohabitating with humans, and it will help to control Cockroaches and other unwanted household pests.

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