Subject: What is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Central Pennsylvania
Time: 04:22 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Wondering in the world this thing is and where they come from?!
How you want your letter signed: Misty
This is a predatory Wheel Bug. It is not an aggressive nor a dangerous species, but it might bite if carelessly handled. Wheel Bugs are a beneficial species known to prey on Japanese Beetles, which should endear them to to all gardeners in eastern North America.