Subject: Orange and Yellow Bug
July 2, 2015 7:31 am
Can you help us figure out what kind of bug this is? Never seen one like it before.
This is a Wheel Bug, the largest North American Assassin Bug, but what makes your image so interesting is the coloration. Wheel Bugs are a dark gray, but just after metamorphosis, before the exoskeleton has a chance to harden, the color is much lighter. Your Wheel Bug has just undergone metamorphosis from a nymph to a winged adult.