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Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus


1.25 in. long brown American Assassin Bug. Has a long sharp beak and serrated circular armor on thorax.


Predatory on soft-bodied arthropods. Pierces them with its beak and liquifies their insides. This one found on the slope of a ravine at Floracliff Nature Preserve near Lexington KY.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Oct 22, 2016
Submitted on Oct 24, 2016

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