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Recently a little insect crawled over the carpet. First I did not notice, as its appearance is quite similar to the coloring of the carpet. Then I understood that it is not a rolling crumble, as the window and the door were closed.

I took it on an ordinary sheet of DIN A4 paper, but have not the slightest idea, what kind of insect it is. It makes the impression to have taken a shower of water and dust in a row.

What's that insect called?

The second photo gives an idea of the size, as it shows a drinking glass turned upside down.

Note: The place this insect was encountered is in eastern Germany

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  • $\begingroup$ Where do you live? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ South-eastern Germany. Approximately at 50.993479, 13.649035 $\endgroup$
    – user15275
    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ looks really nice btw $\endgroup$ Apr 9, 2015 at 10:09

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Looks like the nymph of a masked hunter. They carmouflage in dust and sand.

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  • $\begingroup$ if it really is what i belive it is, it can hurt you $\endgroup$ Apr 9, 2015 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ I checked the article and to me it seems likely that your assumption is correct. However, this one appears to be really young and therefore not terrifying at all. But if its parents or older friends are around it could be a concern. $\endgroup$
    – user15275
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:22
  • $\begingroup$ I thought the original image looked like an assassin bug covered in dirt, so this sounds right to me. $\endgroup$
    – user137
    Apr 9, 2015 at 14:01