Geographic location of the bug: ottawa
Time: 09:36 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: please identify this insect
How you want your letter signed: citron
This is an immature Assassin Bug that is commonly called a Masked Hunter because its sticky exoskeleton attracts all manner of debris that effectively “masks” the insect and protects it from predators. Though Masked Hunters might deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled, they do not pose a threat to humans and they will feed on other undesirable creatures including Bed Bugs, Cockroaches and Spiders.