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Sep 18 2018

Wheel Bug – Bug Scientific Name, Characteristics, Classification, Taxonomy, Territorial Reach and Size, granddaddy spider.#Granddaddy #spider


Wheel Bug – (Arilus cristatus)

The Wheel Bug is a stealthy assassin with a fang even humans would be wise to avoid.

Granddaddy spider

Granddaddy spider

Granddaddy spider

Granddaddy spider

Granddaddy spider

Category: True Bug

Common name: Wheel Bug

Scientific Name: Arilus cristatus

Granddaddy spiderKingdom: Animalia

Granddaddy spiderPhylum: Arthropoda

Granddaddy spiderClass: Insecta

Granddaddy spiderOrder: Hemiptera

Granddaddy spiderFamily: Reduviidae

Granddaddy spiderGenus: Arilus

Granddaddy spiderSpecies: cristatus

Size (Adult, Length): 28mm to 36mm (1.10in to 1.42in)

Identifying Colors: brown; gray; blue; red; black

Additional Descriptors: spiky back, wheel, saw, fuzzy, arched back, fang, flying

North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Ontario; Quebec; Mexico

* Keep in mind that an insect’s reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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