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Arilus cristatus

Arilus cristatus


Coral pink wheel bug (assassin bug) freshly molted, sunning itself on a mustang grape leaf. The exoskeleton is seen dangling on leaf underside. Taken with iPhone.


Riparian woods, one-half mile from the Colorado River, at Hornsby Bend nature area, Austin, Texas.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 months ago

Great pics. !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

MichaelS 5 months ago

Great spotting, juliasuits! Welcome to Project Noah!!

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Llano, Texas, United States

Spotted on May 20, 2020
Submitted on May 21, 2020

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