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

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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