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Family: Reduviidae 1.25-1.50 inches long (38 mm) with bee victim. Color: Mostly gray or brown. Wheel armor. Long "beak" injector. Feeds on soft-bodied insects and spiders. Beneficial insect. Slow moving, does have wings and flies.
Small meadow next to road with abundant flowers and especially goldenrod and other weeds and small staghorn sumac trees in great numbers finding a number of wheel bugs here.
Wheel bug injecting a bee with camo appearance by Widefooted Treehopper (Campylenchia latipes) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/148...
Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012
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