Masked Hunter (Reduvius personatus) — this species of assassin bug is common in many areas of the U.S., especially in the east and northwest. As a type of True Bug (order Hemiptera) they have an impressive piercing / sucking mouthpart which is used to “stab” into their prey. The adults and nymphs are often found around buildings and in wooded areas and are attracted to light.
Nymphs camouflage themselves by covering their bodies with dirt, dust, lint, sand, and other debris, which helps them blend into their surroundings. Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 7/3/17 in Missoula, MT.