Subject: Interesting bug??
Location: Western Pennsylvania
September 11, 2013 4:52 pm
Bugman, I am a commercial roofer and we have recently come across an insect on two different jobs/ locations that we are unfamiliar with. Hope you can help us out. Thanks.
Signature: Michael Miano

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Hi Michael,
This Assassin Bug is commonly called a Wheel Bug because of the coglike appearance of its thorax.  Wheel Bugs, like other Assassin Bugs, will deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled.

Location: Pennsylvania

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