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Texas natives #23: Wheel Bugs (arilus cristatus)

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Blog entry by chscholz posted 06-26-2015 04:07 AM 3931 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: Winecup and Columbine Part 23 of Texas natives series Part 24: Turks cap (malvaviscus arboreus) »

Found these little guy in the yard this weekend

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posted 06-27-2015 07:02 AM

Very nice pictures of the assassin bug (as it is also known because it is a predator insect). The prominent thoracic, semicircular crest that resembles a cogwheel is distinctly seen. Its bite can be more severe than a bee sting.

Sharad

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