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Wheel bugs mating

Arilus cristatus

Description:

Large gray assassin bugs (family Reduviidae) with spiky "wheel" on pronotum. Scary looking, but great predator of garden pests.

Habitat:

Understory of mixed hardwood forest in Giant City State Park, IL.


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1 Comment

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

and... bee predator :(

KristalWatrous
Spotted by
KristalWatrous

Illinois, USA

Lat: 37.59, Long: -89.18

Spotted on Sep 2, 2004
Submitted on Oct 31, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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