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Really, what IS this bug?
May 29, 2010
I live in central Oklahoma. Lately I have taken to wandering around my yard and taking photos of flowers or bugs or whatever catches my eye. I came back from the store and found this little guy crawling on my fence. The striking black and red caught my eye, as well as the bugs’ posture. It has long legs that are out of proportion to the length of it’s body, and it’s abdomen is not straight but stuck up. I did search your site as well as BugGuide.net and couldn’t find anything that resembled this. Can you tell me, what is this little critter? Thanks in advance!
Amy Goodman
Central Oklahoma, USA

Immature Wheel Bug

Hi Amy,
This is an immature Wheel Bug.

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