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Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus

Description:

Large armoured bug trying to find cover on my bright veranda - rather ugly and wonderful! Left him to find some dark place to lurk. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_bug

1 Species ID Suggestions

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago
Assassin Wheel Bug
Arilus cristatus


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7 Comments

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Thanks MaryEvans2 Locally its just Wheel Bug -http://www.ohionatureblog.com/2008/12/wheel-bug-arrives-at-our-doorstep.html

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

One of my favorite critters - as you can see from my avatar!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

These are some of the most interesting looking Assassin bugs in my opinion. Nice find and series. Take a look at this guy:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/891...

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Thanks Ian - Yes he is formidable - but compared with armoured insects I've seen in Malaysia and India not so fearsome! But photogenic for sure.

IanWongkar
IanWongkar 9 years ago

Wonderful and looks scary.

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Thanks - He has stink abilities, but was kind to me!

cmcdivit
cmcdivit 9 years ago

Great pictures! Such peculiar looking things with its back ridge.

MickGrant
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MickGrant

Ripley, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Oct 24, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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