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EENY086: Wheel Bug, Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

Figure 1. Female wheel bug, Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus), with eggs. The eggs were laid under an eave, and the photograph was rotated 180 degrees for display here. The female is not guarding the eggs, as she is dead. Wheel bugs overwinter as eggs.

Credit: D. W. Hall, University of Florida