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Wheel bug nymph

Arilus cristatus


1/4 inch


spotted on pinic table


It was sunny and breezy and I was outside picking blue crabs for dinner when this tiny guy "blew" in from parts unknown.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wheel Bug (Nymph)
Arilus cristatus File:Wheel Bug Arilus cristatus Nymph 2053px.jpg

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auntnance123 9 years ago

Thanks for that "second"; I wasn't sure because the black midline one the abdomen is not very prominent on this one. Maybe he's very young yet.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

You are correct.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012

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