Subject: bugs in oak tree
Location: Jonesville, South Carolina
March 19, 2016 1:46 pm
These bugs were seen on the bottom of an oak tree limb about 7′ from the ground near Jonesville, South Carolina on a 70 degree day in March. It looks an entire family at different stages of growth.
This is a group of Wheel Bug hatchlings. The two that are bright orange may have just molted, and they will eventually darken in color. Wheel Bugs are beneficial predators that will help keep your oak tree free of pestiferous species of insects.