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Mean Looking Armored ?
September 13, 2009
I found this bug in a web on my fence walkthrough. I have never seen anything like it. 6 Legs, “Spiky armor” down it’s back. and it’s head is like a needle. This is one mean looking bug! I don;t know weather it made the web or just got caught in it. On it’s lower-side, very back there is a red spot and it seems that it’s dripping down the web in the photos.
David
West, Lafayette, Indiana

Wheel Bug trapped in web

Wheel Bug trapped in web

Hi David,
This is a predatory Wheel Bug and it is reported that the bite is quite painful.  Wheel Bugs do not form webs and this individual has been trapped in a Spider’s Web.

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