Oct 13, 2019
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The wheel bug is a species of large assassin bug in the assassin and kissing bug family Reduviidae. The species is one of the largest terrestrial true bugs in North America, reaching up to 1.5 inches in length in their adult stage. They are sexually dimorphic, in that males are somewhat smaller than the females. Wikipedia
According to The Wheel Bug website… at first sight wheel bugs appear to be a dangerous insect because of their size and weird appearance. But it is not aggressive and will try to avoid contact. However, if handled the wheel bug will try to bite. The author notes that the bite is painful, with the sensation lasting several minutes.
A deaf insect hears words in the belly of a bird ~ English Proverb
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