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Wheel Bug (nymph)

Arilus cristatus


The wheel bug nymph is a nasty looking assassin bug, with a bright red backside and a body that can be silver (like this one) or black. Long raised antennae off its head and creepy legs.


Wooded region by the water. Went to move my car and caught a glimpse of him on my tire.


The adult wheel bug can have a very brutal bite, so if you see one, don't pick it up! Sorry I did not have my camera with me so I had to go cell phone style.

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Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.54, Long: -75.96

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013


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