BIG Orange Bug!
June 28, 2010
We found this bug on our backyard deck in South Central Kansas on June 28th. It was on the banister, consuming a large spider! What is this thing?!
Curious Kansas Family
Wichita, Kansas

Molting Wheel Bug

Dear Curious Kansas Family,
While it may appear as though you witnessed a predatory act, you actually witnessed the metamorphosis of a Wheel Bug.  The orange coloration of the newly molted adult Wheel Bug, North America’s largest Assassin Bug, will soon darken to a charcoal gray color.

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