Assassin bug

6506.  Black colour with six legs and wings, found on the roof of bed room inside house in the evening of July 25th 2019. Size of a quarter coin. Weather is sunny during the day, around 28 degrees Celsius. Child had one insect bite last night on the face, almost not visible by end of day today, not sure if it is by this insect. Is this a kissing bug? Markham, Ontario. Canada

Number 6506.  This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information. Kissing bugs belong to a different subfamily within Reduviidae.