Subject: Armored bug?
Location: Amelia, Ohio
July 25, 2013 8:43 pm
A friend of mine found this at her place in Ohio tonight. It’s not the best of pictures, but do you have any idea what this might be? I believe it is approximately 1 1/2”-2” in length.
This is a predatory species of Assassin Bug known as a Wheel Bug. Wheel Bugs are not aggressive, but they should be handled with caution as they might deliver a painful bite. We probably have close to 100 postings of Wheel Bugs on our site.