The nymphs of this bug often develop inside our buildings and are camouflaged (masked) by a layer of dust - hence the common name "Masked hunter". Unfortunately I have no images of the nymphs (yet) :o(
Just tagged this one with "Self-decoration" as a reminder that we are still missing images of the self-decorated nymph ...
Reduvius personatus or the masked hunter is an insect, belonging to the assassin bug (Reduviidae) family. The name refers to the fact that its nymph camouflages itself with dust. The masked hunter is a predator of small arthropods, including woodlice, lacewings, earwigs, and bed bugs. Although they do not feed on human blood, masked hunters can bite humans in self-defence when mishandled. The bite can be extremely painful, but masked hunters do not transmit any diseases and medical attention is.. more