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Wheel Bug - Arilus cristatus - Nebraska - Arilus cristatus

Wheel Bug - Arilus cristatus - Nebraska - Arilus cristatus
Crete, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
September 14, 2009
Size: 30mm
Found a very active (although does not seem to be able to fly easily) wheel bug today (September 14) in Crete, Nebraska. Fell from a tree (species unknown) onto my son, who was immediately intrigued. So was I.

new bug
i found one of these ugly little things trying to get in my house yesterday and i live in West Virginia well really not so little this one measures about 2 inches long stand about a inch tall wanted to know if they are harmful because there beek looks like it could hurt?

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