Subject: Unknown insect
Geographic location of the bug: Harrisonburg, VA
Time: 02:56 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This creepy crawler landed on my son-in-law while we were at the winery. It was so interesting I snapped a photo. But! I can’t figure out what it is.
How you want your letter signed: Paula
Your son-in-law encountered a Wheel Bug, the largest, predatory Assassin Bug in North America. Though many Assassin Bugs will bite if provoked or if they feel threatened, and though the bite might be painful, Wheel Bugs are reluctant to bite humans and the bite is not considered dangerous.