Subject: Identify bug
Location: West Tennessee
October 11, 2014 7:55 pm
In the yard. Don’t know what it is.
Because of its highly distinctive outline, including the coglike projection on the thorax, it is unlikely that an adult Wheel Bug will be confused with any other North American insect. Wheel Bugs are in the predatory Assassin Bug family and they should be handled with caution since a painful bite might result from careless handling.