Subject: black and orange scorpion looking spider
Location: east coast of Pennsylvania
July 10, 2014 2:56 am
This spider was on my husband. When I went too get him off, the spider actedas if it wants to fight me. Its orange under butt, curled upwards like a scorpion tail does. Also the antennas parted and acted like swords to fight me. What is it? ??
Signature: Michelle Troxell

Wheel Bug Nymph

Wheel Bug Nymph

Dear Michelle,
This is an immature Wheel Bug, and though they are not considered aggressive, they will bite if provoked or carelessly handled, and the bite is reported to be quite painful.

Location: Pennsylvania

One Response to Immature Wheel Bug

  1. debi says:

    I have a good picture and don’t think it’s a wheel bug. Please, I need information whether to kill it or not.

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