5925 Brittany. Winnipeg, MB. Please help! Was found running across my living room carpet. It’s February but very warm outside and snow is melting.
This is Reduvius ersonatus, a peridomestic species of assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as the masked hunter. These are reported as having a very painful but not dangerous bite. See http://tinyurl.com/23g4bdy for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.