Wheel Bug

Interesting bug!
Location:  Central Indiana
October 10, 2010 11:00 pm
This bug showed up at my son’s birthday party and was quite the hit! The kids thought it looked like a bug that belonged with dinosaurs!! lol Body length was approx 2”. Found in central Indiana; an especially warm day in early Oct (and we have had record breaking DRY weather here for months). Thank you very much!! 🙂
Signature:  Ruth

Wheel Bug

Dear Ruth,
Interesting, the words prehistoric and dinosaur, and more specifically Stegosaurus are often used to describe the Wheel Bug, the largest Assassin Bug in North America.

1 thought on “Wheel Bug”

  1. I saw, well, actually, had one in my truck yesterday! October 5, 2016, a very warm day in early October. I have never seen this bug before in my 54 years. I noticed it crawling on my steering column while I was driving. Needless to say, it freaked me out! Then it fell off and landed somewhere either on me or on the floor. I immediately pulled over, when it was safe, and got out of my truck, found him, and set him free. Freaky!!!


Leave a Comment