Location: mckinney, texas
November 16, 2015 3:34 pm
What kind of bug is this? Is it harmful?
This is a beneficial, predatory Wheel Bug. Though it has a mouth designed to pierce and suck fluids from its prey, and despite having gotten hundreds of identification requests for Wheel Bugs, we cannot ever recall an account of a person being bitten, but we would not rule out that careless handling might result in a painful bite.