Subject: Trying to identify bug
Geographic location of the bug: Lancaster, PA
Time: 08:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Trying to idenifity this strange bug found in our friends windo.
How you want your letter signed: I’m not sure
Your friend was lucky enough to witness and document the metamorphosis of a Wheel Bug, a beneficial, predatory Assassin Bug. The orange insect is newly emerged from the dark gray sloughed off exoskeleton of the nymph, and it is now a winged adult. Soon its new exoskeleton will harden and it will darken to its adult coloration. Wheel Bugs are impressive insects.