Identify Bug

Asked July 15, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT

Hi. Could you please identify this buh? Bit my 80 year mom, on her hand. Felt like bee sting. Slight swelling. Thank you!

Worcester County Maryland wheelbug insect or spider id insect id

1 Response

Hi,

Your photo is a little blurry but it appears to be one of the assassin bugs, possibly a wheel bug. They are predators that feed on a wide variety of insects. They can deliver a painful bite to humans they encounter.

View our webpage on assassin bugs for more information. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/insects/predators-assassin-bugs

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