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Grey bug - Reduvius personatus

Grey bug - Reduvius personatus
Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
June 18, 2006
Size: Approximately 3/8 inch
Found this guy on my office floor. Sorry for bad photo, he's REALLY SMALL! He's only about 3/8 of an inch in total length. Body's kind of rough, almost sandy in texture. Almost looks like he's adding stuff to himself to create the effect. Would make great camoflage on tree bark. Very fast mover too!

Moved from Masked Hunter.

Masked Hunter juvenile

Camouflage, indeed!
This is an assasin bug nymph, Reduvius personatus, the masked hunter.
See here:
They have a sticky substance that covers them so dust and dirt will cover them for the camo effect. The adults can give a pretty nasty "sting" with their piercing proboscus.

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