Assassin bug

6821.      I believe this is a weevil, but it bit me and hurt very badly. It’s approximately a half inch long and was in my gardening glove outside. Springtime in the North Okanagan. Coldstream, British Columbia. Canada

Number 6821. This is an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). These are general predators on other small arthropods; their saliva contains powerful proteolytic enzymes, which accounts for their very painful (bit not dangerous) bite. Click here for more detailed information.

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