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Wheel Bug
Arilus cristatus

Location

Norman, OK, USA

Date

24/07/2020

Description

The wheel bug is a type of predatory assassin bug that preys on other smaller insects. Their mouthparts are like a long needles, which they use to capture their prey. This appendage is also capable of delivering a very painful bite to humans.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/reelsonwheels/

Learn More

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_bug
Joseph Saunders
Black Birders Week Co-Organizer, BlackAFInSTEM, Aperiologist
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