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Is this a giant stink bug?
Location: Clarksville, MD
September 29, 2011 12:51 pm
Hello Bugman,
We have quite a few stink bugs around our house this time of year (Clarksville, MD) and I found this one that resembles stink bugs though perhaps isn’t related? It is actually a large bug with a diamond-esque back with two smaller (though still large!) ones attached to its back. Pretty amazing, actually. Please let me know what this bug is!
Signature: Andy

Two Wheel Bugs courting a female

Hi Andy,
These are Wheel Bugs.  They are members of the Assassin Bug Family Reduviidae in the suborder Heteroptera.  Stink Bugs are also Heteropterans, however, they are in the family Pentatomidae.  This is the second image of three Wheel Bugs attracted to one another that we have received in the past week.

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Location: Maryland

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