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What in the world is this?
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:35 PM
This bug was found walking around on our back porch. It apparently looks like it was trying to make more too! Thanks for any help you can provide.
TS
Troy, Ohio USA

Mating Wheel Bugs

Mating Wheel Bugs

Hi TS,
Wow, what a wonderful image of mating Wheel Bugs. Wheel Bugs are predatory Assassin Bugs and they are quite beneficial in the garden. Interestingly, we got two photos today of mating Wheel Bugs and we will post them both.

Neither pair of wheel bugs is mating, just coupled.  Mating means they would by coupled, the male off to the side, not directly on top.
Eric Eaton

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