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Wheel Bug (nymph stage)

Arilus cristatus

Description:

Glad I was wearing gloves for this little guy, as it turns out they can pack quite a punch!

5 Comments

JuliaKDougherty
JuliaKDougherty 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for the information and comments!

¬°Gracias a todos!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very nice!
Cindy is absolutely right - it is a wheel bug nymph! Please can you update the common & scientific names now that you have an ID. Thanks!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice spotting!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Sensacional muy bello

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

This is an Assassin Bug nymph. They can bite if provoked. According to Wikipedia "If harassment continues, they can use their rostrum to deliver a painful bite which in some species can be medically significant."

JuliaKDougherty
Spotted by
JuliaKDougherty

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on Mar 29, 2012

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