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Wheel bugs mating

Arilus cristatus


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


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

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Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

and... bee predator :(

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Illinois, USA

Lat: 37.59, Long: -89.18

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

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