What is this bug?

Asked November 4, 2015, 1:46 PM EST

Can you identify this bug?

Harford County Maryland insect id leaf-footed bug

3 Responses

Are they also called wheel bugs? Some people around here are saying they bite and eat stink bugs. Is this true?

The insect in the photo is a leaf-footed bug. They feed on plants.
Here is a nice site about them: http://bugoftheweek.com/blog/2013/1/9/leaf-footed-lovers-ileptoglossus-sppi

Wheel bugs are predators, a type of assassin bug and feed on other insects such as stinkbugs. See our website for photos http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/insects/predators-assassin-bugs
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