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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Delaware State
October 18, 2013 8:47 pm
Dear Bugman,
Could you help me find the name of this bug we found in a park yesterday.
Thank you very much.
Signature: Emma

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Hi Emma,
This is a Wheel Bug, the largest Assassin Bug in North America.  While Wheel Bugs are not aggressive toward humans, they should be handled with caution as they are capable of inflicting a painful bite.  We have been receiving many more Wheel Bug identification requests than usual this season, which causes us to suspect that they are more numerous than usual.

Thank you very much for taking the time!

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Delaware
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2 Responses to Wheel Bug

  1. Caroline says:

    I found one last year that had a Japanese beetle in its clutches, so I was curious what it was. Now I see the wheel bug nymphs all over the place and I know to leave them alone.

  2. mike jakoweiczuk says:

    found two one small one and one large small one was on top . found them in Atco NJ . VERY KOOL LOOKING BUG

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