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Big brown spooky looking bug with spiked midsection
Location: Maryland
November 15, 2011 6:35 pm
Hello. We found this 2 inch brown and black bug on our deck in Maryland. He appears to have wings, but will not fly. He has two reddish antennae, a ridge on his mid section, and what looks like a proboscis. What is it! Thank you!
Signature: The Karas family

Wheel Bug

Dear Karas Family,
Your description of a Wheel Bug is spot on.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Maryland

One Response to Wheel Bug

  1. joshuallen says:

    I’ve actually seen one fly. I thought it was an enormous beetle, so I followed it to a nearby tree and realized it was a wheelbug. Very cool thing to see.

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