Nymph of an assassin bug

6868.       Found under couch. Assassin bug? Penticton, BC. Canada

Number 6868. This is a nymph of 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.