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