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Bugman,
What was this ? the orange one appeared to be eating the other one. Assassin bugs? Which is female and male?
Seen Bloomsburg,PA on 8/1/04.
thanks
Rich

Hi Rich,
Your photo is too out of focus to be certain, but it appears that it depicts an adult Wheel Bug, Arilus cristatus, on the right, newly emerged from the discarded skin or exoskeleton of the nymph stage on the left. The Wheel Bug will turn gray as its new exoskeleton hardens.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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