I found a strange looking insect and would like to know what it is. It is...

Asked October 8, 2019, 8:39 AM EDT

I found a strange looking insect and would like to know what it is. It is approximately 1 1/2" in length.

Seneca County Ohio

1 Response

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/trees/wheel_bug.htm
https://bygl.osu.edu/node/876
It is called a Wheel Bug. It is a member of the Assassin Bug family. The above websites will provide additional information. These insects have a protruding mouth part that cause a painful bite. They are considered beneficial for their control of other insects.