Wheel Bug

Subject: Armored bug?
Location: Amelia, Ohio
July 25, 2013 8:43 pm
A friend of mine found this at her place in Ohio tonight. It’s not the best of pictures, but do you have any idea what this might be? I believe it is approximately 1 1/2”-2” in length.
Signature: Becky

Wheel Bug
Wheel Bug

Hi Becky,
This is a predatory species of Assassin Bug known as a Wheel Bug.  Wheel Bugs are not aggressive, but they should be handled with caution as they might deliver a painful bite.  We probably have close to 100 postings of Wheel Bugs on our site.

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