Wheel Bug in Roanoke VA - Arilus cristatus
Mill Mountain Star, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
July 26, 2007
Size: 2 - 2.5 inches
My boss and I skipped out of an audit conference during the afternoon and chased down the Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain. This wheel bug (which I referred to as a Dimetrodon bug until I got home and online at BugGuide) was wandering around on the handrail at a scenic overlook.