Masked Hunter found among Xmas decorations

Subject: Identification needed
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
November 22, 2016 12:29 pm
My daughter-in-law was taking out her xmas stuff and this bug was among her decorations.
Signature: Thank you. Tammy

Masked Hunter
Masked Hunter

Dear Tammy,
This is a predatory Masked Hunter, a species with a sticky exoskeleton that accumulates dust and debris, effectively camouflaging or masking the Masked Hunter in its environment.  Though they are beneficial, also being credited with preying upon Bed Bugs, Masked Hunters are capable of biting humans, so they should be handled with caution to avoid a potentially painful, but not dangerous bite.

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