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Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus

Habitat:

Found near forest on the road



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2 Comments

MonacaNoble
MonacaNoble 5 years ago

good to know, I'm lucky I didn't get bit.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Danger! Do not handle! I think they are awesome too! I found a lot of them in my meadow. But if you get their "beak" in your hand, it could take up to 6 months to heal! Very painful I have heard.

Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.89, Long: -76.55

Spotted on Nov 1, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

Spotted for mission

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