Masked Hunter bites woman

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Central Kansas
April 27, 2014 8:40 pm
This black Beetle looking bug bit me. The bite really burned, and my finger swelled up very badly. I attached two pics of the bug and one of my finger where it bit me
Signature: Shannon

Probably Masked Hunter
Probably Masked Hunter

Hi Shannon,
This is an Assassin Bug, not a Beetle.  Though your image lacks clarity, we believe this is an adult Masked Hunter, a predatory species that will bite humans if provoked or if accidentally encountered.  Though the bite is painful, there is no lasting ill effect.

Bite of a Masked Hunter
Bite of a Masked Hunter

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