Masked Hunter adult & nymph
Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
personatus (Masked Hunter)
1/2 - 3/4 inch adult
We found this Masked Hunter nymph just inside our door today. It was about 7 or 8 millimeters
in length--not quite an adult. It was covered in debris, as you can see by its disheveled appearance.
© Carol Davis, 7-7-2010
This is a tiny Masked Hunter nymph. It plasters its small sticky body with dirt and debris to
help with camouflage. It's like a little walking glob of dust. This one was waltzing across
the floor of my dirty shed. The first time I ever saw one I thought I had discovered a new
life form derived directly from dust bunnies. Size about 4mm. © Carol Davis, 7-22-2007
I have had Masked Hunters in my shed for quite a few years. I think they got a foothold when we had a skunk living underneath.
is in the family of some of my favorite insects, Assassin Bugs.
These bugs do have a nasty bite so they're
best left alone. Size about 1 ½
- 2 mm. © Carol Davis, 6-14-2007
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