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Genus Arilus

Wheel Bugs? - Arilus cristatus - male - female Young Wheelbug - Arilus cristatus Wheel Bug - Arilus cristatus Wheel bug Nymph? - Arilus cristatus I found these two bugs (mating?). I'm unsure if they are Leaf-legged plant bugs.. Larger of the two is aprox 2.5 Wheel Bug - Arilus cristatus Assasin bug - Arilus cristatus Cool bug - Arilus cristatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)
Subfamily Harpactorinae
Tribe Harpactorini
Genus Arilus
Explanation of Names
Arilus Hahn 1831
a single species in our area (2 spp. total?)
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