Asked September 25, 2020, 7:29 PM EDT
Kalamazoo County Michigan
I don't think that is a kissing bug but I would like examine it to be sure. Please send it to me.
To preserve and protect fragile specimens, it’s always best to submit insects in a small leak proof vial filled with rubbing alcohol or vinegar (the postal service prefers you send them in vinegar). Place the vial in a small zip-lock baggie, then in a small box or mailing tube and mail to
Plant and Pest
578 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing MI 48824-6469
Be sure to include a note with your contact information including your email address.
You can download one of our submittal forms here..
Here is our location: https://pestid.msu.edu/location/
Thank you for the prompt response. We plan to ship it later today.
So not a kissing bug? Is it some kind of squash bug? Thank you for your expertise!
Hello again Amy,
I think your bug is a Spined assassin bug, Sinea diadema (Reduviidae)