What is this bug? Found in my yard on a "bottle brush" bush.

Asked August 15, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

What is this bug? Found in my yard on a "bottle brush" bush.

Prince George's County Maryland insect identification wheelbug

1 Response

This looks like a wheel bug, one of the species of assassin bugs. They are predators that feed on a variety of bugs. See our link for more information http://extension.umd.edu/ipm/assassin-bugs-generalist-predatory-bug
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