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Large black bug - Arilus cristatus

Large black bug - Arilus cristatus
Gambrills, MD, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
November 1, 2012
Size: about 1 1/2" long
I found this large black bug hanging out on our silver maple tree in the backyard. What is it?

Wheel Bug
Moved from ID Request.

The best image of a Wheel Bug for November in Maryland :)

Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)
A kind of assassin bug. You can read about it here.

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