14 August 2016

wheel bug

I found a wheel bug! On my window screen. At first glance I thought it was a leaf-footed bug again, but looked closer and saw the curious structure on its back, shaped like a cogwheel. I ran outside with the camera to get a few closeups before it moved off.
I knew wheel bugs live in Virginia, but I have never seen one before.
This is a great bug to have in the garden, it eats other bugs- even things bigger than itself. It eats stinkbugs!!

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