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Possibly a Wheel Bug

Possibly a Wheel Bug

Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Pulaski Va
October 9, 2014 10:11 pm
This bug was on my husbands back in the house he said it bit him he go my son to get it off him and the took a picture ? Will we see more in the house? What is it ? do we need to worry about the bite?
Signature: Anne

Hi Anne,
Your image lacks critical detail, but this appears to be a Wheel Bug, the largest North American Assassin Bug, a member of a family of predators.  Some Assassin Bug in the genus
Triatoma, which are commonly called Blood Sucking Conenose Bugs or Kissing Bugs, pose a threat to humans because they can pass on the pathogens that cause Chagas Disease, however though they might bite, Wheel Bugs are not considered to be dangerous to humans.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pulaski, Virginia

One Response to Wheel Bug bites husband in home

  1. Though they might not be dangerous for humans, but can be harmful. A bug bite can result into many things. It’s better to stay safe rather take chances.

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