Is this a kissing bug?

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Ian
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Is this a kissing bug?

Ian
Found this guy in my sink. It seems skinnier than most kissing bugs I have seen pictures of. I just want to be sure. Thanks in advance for your help!!!

Ian
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Ian
Upon further investigation, I'm guessing it's a Zelus renardii. Does that seem right?
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Bug Eric
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Hi, Ian:  No, this is not a "kissing bug."  It is in the same family (Assassin bugs, Reduviidae), but it does not feed on blood.  This is the Leafhopper Assassin Bug, Zelus renardi.  It probably overwinters as an adult insect.  This species is helpful in the garden, where it kills insect pests.  Nice picture!
Ian
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Ian
Ok, thanks. I'm glad my secondary research proved to be correct.
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Jankin41
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OH!! This bug really seems skinner. Was really troubled with pests in my area due to some thorny bushes around. Last week found some bed bug symptoms in my kitchen too. Immediately opted for best pest control services that showed great result same day.