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long-legged bug with shield-like armor on its back
November 6, 2009
I saw this bug in November of 2009. It was on my front porch. The closest description I can give is that it looked like a grasshopper only with flat wings instead of vertical wings. The shield-like “armor” on its back raised up about 1/4 inch from the body and appeared to have “fake” eyes on the lower front. Its head extended forward in an elongated fashion from the main body with long antennae. Pictures are included from the top, bottom and side.
R Morana
Northwest TN. near Kentucky Lake

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Dear R,
This is North America’s largest predatory Assassin Bug, the Wheel Bug.

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One Response to Wheel Bug

  1. Dianna Geisert says:

    The ones in my house almost look like a squash bug, only brown. Not sure what it is.

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