Insects

Picture ID 103769

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Hello - I would like to know what kind of spider this is. Is there anything I should be concerned about? It was in my house. Thank you.

  • Submitted by: 
    Wilson
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2020
  • Photographed: Apr 25, 2020
  • Spider: Insects
  • Location: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
17 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Maryrobinson

This is no spider! Six legs and antennae make it an insect! It is in the order Hemiptera, true bugs. These are mostly “plant bugs.” The white stuff it is covered with appears to be a fungus parasite. I will look into this! Quite interesting!

Maryrobinson

Did you spray this insect with some type of insecticide to make it white? My guess is it is in the family of leaf footed bugs, Coreidae.

Maryrobinson

Was the first one covered with white like this one?

Maryrobinson

Can i submit this photo to another site for help?

Maryrobinson

Ah HA! The masked hunter! Not fungal infected (which i doubted because it wouldn’t be walking around alive as infected as it appeared). This is an assassin bug! Reduvius personatus! Check it out…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduvius_personatus

TangledWeb

These are so cool! I have them on the foundation of my house. The way they have things stuck to them remind me of caddis fly larvae. I found some of the fly larvae in a sandy creek for a ab class. The larvae were in clear tubes with silicate material coating them. In the sunlight they looked like they were covered in little diamonds.

Maryrobinson

crazy things!

Maryrobinson

And I learned something new today! Have never seen that species. Fun!

Maryrobinson

Oh, and I just got confirmation from another person on the identification- nymph of above species.

Cabbage

That is a “Masked Bedbug Hunter” witch is a type of “Assassin Bug” or “Assassin Beetle”. google – Masked bedbug hunter, Masked hunter bug.
It has a sticky surface that collects dust and lint to camouflage its self . it is harmless , it eats insect.

Additional Pictures

Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture