Halloween Insect (some sort of mantis?)
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
August 24, 2011 6:32 pm
My father found this insect outside a Halloween store here in Pennsylvania about 7 years ago (October 18, 2004, to be exact). A Halloween store seemed like an appropriate place to find such a weird-looking insect! I’ve never seen another one like it. We’ve always wondered what it is.
Signature: RickMK

Wheel Bug

Dear Rick
After seven years, you can stop losing any sleep.  This is a Wheel Bug.

Location: Pennsylvania

3 Responses to Wheel Bug

  1. Gene Spotts says:

    I have been seeing these bugs in my area recently.

    I witnessed one of these bugs feeding on a late stage nymph of the spotted lanternfly approximately two months ago in my back yard in Shartlesville, PA.

  2. Amy says:

    I live about 20 miles from St. Louis, Mo. Had a wheel bug on my porch! First time to see or notice one. I’ve lived here about 10 years.

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