Masked Hunter from Canada

Subject:  identification
Geographic location of the bug:  ottawa
Date: 01/12/2019
Time: 09:36 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  please identify this insect
How you want your letter signed:  citron

Masked Hunter

Dear 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.

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