BIG Orange Bug!
June 28, 2010
We found this bug on our backyard deck in South Central Kansas on June 28th. It was on the banister, consuming a large spider! What is this thing?!
Curious Kansas Family
Dear Curious Kansas Family,
While it may appear as though you witnessed a predatory act, you actually witnessed the metamorphosis of a Wheel Bug. The orange coloration of the newly molted adult Wheel Bug, North America’s largest Assassin Bug, will soon darken to a charcoal gray color.