Subject: Wheel bug, shortly before relocation
Location: Dayton, OH
August 25, 2015 8:11 pm
I moved this guy to an area not frequented by kids, right after a short “look but don’t touch” speech. We seem to see a lot of these in late August, usually after a storm.
The presence of significant numbers of Wheel Bugs in your area is indicative of a plentiful food supply. Wheel Bugs are stealth hunters that move slowly along plants searching for prey, and because of their hunting style, they tend to encounter foliage and blossom eating insects, including the invasive, exotic Japanese Beetle. Because of your thoughtfulness in relocating this magnificent predator, we are tagging this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.
Thank you so much! I think that it’s better for everyone involved that I relocated it I’ve heard horrifying things about the bites of wheel/assassin bugs.