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Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus


An assassin bug, shown here in its adult form, about 3 cm long. Cogged wheel-like feature on the dorsal side of its thorax. Careful - these guys can deliver a very painful sting!


Found on underside of American sycamore tree sapling leaves in open grassy field.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2015
Submitted on Jul 31, 2015

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