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Wheel Bug (nymph)

Arilus cristatus


The wheel bug (Arilus cristatus), in the family Reduviidae has does not have the characteristic wheel on the pronotum. It does have the dusty grey color and the large beak that it uses to stab its prey and inject saliva that will digest the preys organs.


On the rail of a bridge over a small creek in a city park.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2015
Submitted on Jun 19, 2015

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