Wheel Bug

Subject: Fall Visitor
Location: Northeast Georgia (near Helen)
November 20, 2016 11:12 am
Check out this handsome fella? Came flying in from the trees as the leaves were falling this week in North Georgia, to sit we me and the wife. Didn’t seem to be in much of a hurry, even the cat checked him out. Kept walking around and let me take his picture. That’s a piece of pink street chalk he is sitting on.
No idea really of actually what this is, a type of Mantis perhaps with how it used its front legs, also with a really small head? The vertical spiked plate on the back and the flat metallic looking area, just amazing!
You guys are the best. 🙂 Thanks…
Signature: Frog

Wheel Bug
Wheel Bug

Dear Frog,
This is a positively gorgeous image of a Wheel Bug, the largest North American Assassin Bug.  While not aggressive toward humans, they are capable of delivering a painful bite with the red, piercing mouthpart that is quite evident in your image.

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