Subject: Is it a love bug?
Location: Maryland Ellicott city
November 3, 2016 10:37 pm
Hi!I was home yesterday when I saw that Big bug hanging on the window’s shading screen on the deck.
I was afraid cause I had the baby with me and I only got closer just to take a pic of it!I had no idea if it was a flying one!
Though this is neither, we suspect you are confusing Lovebugs, harmless March Flies that get their common name because people frequently encounter mating pairs, with Kissing Bugs, a group of blood-sucking Assassin Bugs known to spread Chagas Disease through their bites. Your Wheel Bug is an Assassin Bug in the same family as the Kissing Bugs, and though a Wheel Bug might bite if carelessly handled, they are not aggressive and not considered dangerous. They are beneficial predators that should be respected.