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Here’s a Real Stinker!
Hello Bugman,
Found outside in Baltimore Maryland. Yes, it stinks when disturbed. Looks kind of prehistoric. About 1 1/2 inches long. Yes, it can fly. Beautiful deep red iridescent wing color. Can’t find its picture anywhere for ID. Does it look familiar? Thanks!
Brian

Hi Brian,
When we get letters with the word prehistoric in them, it is usually associated with the Dobsonfly or the Wheel Bug. We have more than 20 photos of Wheel Bugs on our site in various places, including Bug Love and Food Chain as well as Assassin Bugs. There is currently an image on our homepage as well. We can’t imagine how you found our site and could not locate the Wheel Bug as we have a search engine. Your photo is very classic.

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