What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  unusual bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Charleston, SC
Date: 12/11/2018
Time: 08:06 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My daughter sent me this picture asking what it was. I’ve never seen anything like it.
How you want your letter signed:  jim

Wheel Bug

Dear Jim,
This is a predatory Wheel Bug, the largest Assassin Bug in North America.  Though we rarely get reports of Wheel Bugs biting people, they should nonetheless be handled with caution as they might deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled.  Wheel Bugs are relatively common in eastern North America.

Wow. That’s quite a beast. Thanks for identifying it.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

One Response to Wheel Bug

  1. Roni says:

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all! That is one weird looking bug!! Looks like it has a mohawk! Haha

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