Insect With Gold Wing Tips
October 4, 2009
I was hiking around Sugarloaf Mountain with some friends when we spotted this odd insect. I looked around trying to identify it, but couldn’t find anything so I thought I’d ask.
Brian B
Sugarloaf Mountain, MD

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Hi Brian,
This is a Wheel Bug.  Not all Wheel Bugs exhibit this coloration, and it may just be the way the light is reflecting on the wing membranes.

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