Subject: this bug stung/bit me
Geographic location of the bug: Center Point Indiana
Time: 12:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My husband and I went to the exotic feline rescue center to check out some big cats, while we were there I leaned on a tree and got stung bit by this bug. My hand swelled a little and I took a photo
How you want your letter signed: Jshearer
This is a Wheel Bug, the largest Assassin Bug in North America. Though we frequently warn folks not to handle Wheel Bugs, we rarely get reports of bites. Thanks for confirming our suspicions that a careless encounter with a Wheel Bug might result in a painful, but not serious, bite. We strongly suspect the bite did not occur in February in Indiana.