Subject: A link in the food chain
Location: Maryland
July 5, 2012 5:46 am
I have these assassin bugs all over the yard. Since I’m a gardener, I’m thrilled with this. I was out there the other day and came across what I think is a juvenile wheel bug eating some sort of beetle.
I’m hoping that you can identify the beetle, but the main reason for sending this is that I think it’s a cool picture showing part of the food chain.
Signature: Greg

Wheel Bug eats Leaf Beetle

Hi Greg,
It appears that the prey in your food chain image is a Leaf Beetle, but we cannot be certain of the species.  It might be in the genus
Disonycha which is well represented on BugGuide.

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Location: Maryland

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