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Insect - Reduvius personatus

Insect - Reduvius personatus
Carson, Skamania County, Washington, USA
July 7, 2017
Found inside my house. I left the lid off my flour container and found it inside of it. It makes a hissing sound when Disturbed. There might be white flour traces left over on the bug. I have video of it when hissing.

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Insect - Reduvius personatus Insect underside of 1st submitted photo - Reduvius personatus

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Hissing ...
I just bet it was hissing. This is an assassin, in the neighborhood of a Masked Hunter (Reduvius personatus). Someone more familiar with your fauna will know for sure. I can't imagine how an assassin bug got in you flour. BTW they have a nasty bite.

Most definitely looks like it. I'm just glad so far, we don't have the actual assassin bug here. It had me worried but yeah I don't necessarily want to be bit by this one either. Another thing, the fact that it was found in flour and how they dust themselves... Makes me wonder how long it's been in my flour.

We found another one similar
We found another one similar to this that I can add to the photos if needed. It was in Vancouver, WA. I don't think it's a stink bug it doesn't look like the stink bugs I have found and submitted to our local Extension Office. It reminds me of Rhodnius prolixus but I hope it isn't!

Rhodnius prolixus
I just caught a reduviid, almost certainly a Rhodnius prolixus, in my apartment in Chicago. It must have attempted feeding (woke me) a few weeks ago, and escaped..leaving me with a bite on the shoulder blade and a "what hit me?' feeling. Rhodnius crossed my mind, but I am pretty far north.
I caught it and saved it. I'm not too concerned about Chagas disease-it never completed a blood meal (and thus never defecated) and I am far out of the distribution, still, it might be medically important. Anyone interested? I am not a hemipterist, but this is a blood-feeding reduviid for sure.

If you have the specimen, please post a photo or two.
As far as I know, Rhodnius isn't known to occur in the US.

Right? Thanks. I needed a r
Right? Thanks. I needed a reality check there. There are no palm plantations anywhere-this is Chicago. I am gonna pin this specimen and see what I can do for identification.

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