Subject: Large leaf bug?
Geographic location of the bug: Quincy, Il
Time: 08:57 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We found this “little” guy climbing on us and he was very content to climb around instead of flying. Can you tell what he is?
How you want your letter signed: Curious in Quincy
Dear Curious in Quincy,
This magnificent predator is a Wheel Bug, and like many other members of the family, it is fully capable of biting. The bite of a Wheel Bug is not considered dangerous, but it might be painful, so you should handle Wheel Bugs with caution in the future.