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Wheel bug nymph

Arilus cristatus

Description:

Very small black and red insect with yellow tipped antennae that enjoys hanging out in my sunflower.

Habitat:

Gardens

Notes:

Moulting has begun! So excited to be able to document this little guy

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago
Red and black assassin bug nymph
Arilus cristatus Red and black assassin bug nymph - Arilus cristatus - BugGuide.Net


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

The proper common name for this beauty is a Wheel Bug. This one is a nymph, probably around 3 months old according to the main Bug Guide page for this species: http://bugguide.net/node/view/454

ChristineRobbins
Spotted by
ChristineRobbins

Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2017
Submitted on May 9, 2017

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