What type of insect are these?
May 29, 2009
What type of insect are these?
I was trimming bushes and noticed what appeared to be a small nest (for lack of a better word) on the side of a service berry tree. A couple days later the bugs hatched and were grouped around the nest. I’ve not been able to identify these. What are they?
George in Central Ohio
Central Ohio

Wheel Bug Hatchlings

Wheel Bug Hatchlings

Hi George,
These are newly hatched Wheel Bugs, a species of Assassin Bug.  Most Assassin Bugs, including Wheel Bugs, are beneficial predators.

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