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Black bug hanging out with boxelder bugs
Dear Bugman,
I was taking pictures of some nice boxelder bugs when I noticed about 6 of these bugs "hanging out" with them.What are these? They are huge!! Thanks much,
Christine

Hi Christine,
We know from your subsequent email that you correctly identified your Wheel Bug. You must be the envy of everyone with a Boxelder Bug infestation as your ecosystem has provided a natural predator that will no doubt control the numbers of the Boxelders and keep the situation manageable.

Dear Bugman. Never mind! Figured it out from your web-page. This is a wheel-bug, right? Very cool bug!!!! I presume it is munching on the box-elder bug nymphs???
Christine

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