Weird Bugs | The Masked Hunter

in bugs •  5 months ago

So my wife was freaked out by a bug recently. She wanted me to 'take care of it.' Usually that means bug death.


However, I don't usually kill bugs unless they are wood ticks or mosquitoes. So I scooped it up in a tissue and carried him outside. We keep our house clean, but I guess we don't spend the time to wash our bugs. I thought he was just...really dusty and dirty. But apparently this is what these bugs do.


They secrete (I love that word) a sticky substance that makes dust and debris stick to it. That's its camouflage.

Works pretty well. He looks like a portable dust bunny.

But he's called the Masked Hunter, a member of the assassin bug family. I didn't even know there was an assassin bug family.






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