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Wheel Bug - arilus cristatus

Description:

Brown-gray-blue, ridged spiny wheel on back

Habitat:

Leafy areas, shrubbery

Notes:

Found on screen door, painful bite, eats other insects


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2 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Kewl. I've never seen one before. I can see where it gets its name.

kelly.quirk
kelly.quirk 6 years ago

That's one scary looking insect.

Maize, Kansas, USA

Lat: 37.77, Long: -97.46

Spotted on Oct 24, 2010
Submitted on Oct 25, 2010

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