Please help identify this bug

Asked September 18, 2019, 8:40 PM EDT

Please let me know if this is a kissing bug, the kind I saw on the news this summer that can cause heart disease in dogs and people. I found two of them recently and put them in a jar. The first one has since died and the second one I am surprised to see has hung on to life pretty well locked in this jar. Please send me an email asap if it is no danger to animals or humans and I will set it free.

Prince George's County Maryland insect or spider id

1 Response

Hi - This is a type of assassin bug. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=10380
It is NOT a kissing bug. You can set it free.

Christa