6474. I found what looks like an assassin bug on my apartment floor because of its classic tubular mouth piece and mantis like front legs. I am wondering if this bug carries the deadly Chagas disease or is it just an assassin bug with a painful bite.I never expected these bugs to be so far north from their usual habitat. Montreal, Quebec. Canada
Number 6474. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors. They are not disease vectors, but are reported to have a very painful bite.- Click here for more detailed information.