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Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus

Description:

Juvenile assassin bug. Approximately 1/2" long (head to tail) with black and orange abdomen, antennae, and legs with black with white on the thorax. Beneficial for garden pest control.

Habitat:

Gardens, shrubs, other plants.

Notes:

They can cause painful bites or stings.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wheel bug (nymph)
Arilus cristatus Wheel bug - Wikipedia


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albear1960
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albear1960

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 29, 2020
Submitted on Jun 29, 2020

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