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Wheel Bug (nymph)

Arilus cristatus

Description:

The wheel bug nymph is a nasty looking assassin bug, with a bright red backside and a body that can be silver (like this one) or black. Long raised antennae off its head and creepy legs.

Habitat:

Wooded region by the water. Went to move my car and caught a glimpse of him on my tire.

Notes:

The adult wheel bug can have a very brutal bite, so if you see one, don't pick it up! Sorry I did not have my camera with me so I had to go cell phone style.

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Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.54, Long: -75.96

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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