Many people have never seen them. They are camouflaged and very shy, hiding whenever possible. They have membranous wings, allowing for clumsy, noisy flight which can easily be mistaken for the flight of a large grasshopper. The adult is gray to brownish gray in color and black shortly after molting, but the nymphs (which do not yet have the wheel-shaped structure) have bright red or orange abdomens.
Wheel bugs are common in eastern North America. Seen at Mason Farm Biological Preserve.
The quality of the photos is not that good but it was cool for me to see a nymph. I haven’t seen an adult yet