Caption Contest

bananasinohio(6OH)September 16, 2010

Okay, not butterflies but I thought this was fascinating...

-Elisabeth

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
runmede(7a Virginia)

Lunch Line, Dinner Rush, Double Murders

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 9:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tony G(5a)

what are those? is it "stabbing" the bumble bee? Tony

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 2:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
runmede(7a Virginia)

Arilus cristatus - Wheel Bug. See link for info.

Here is a link that might be useful: Arilus cristatus - Wheel Bug

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 3:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jrcagle(z7 MD)

"Are you going to eat all of that?"

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 9:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bananasinohio(6OH)

Yes, they are wheel bugs. They are in the same family as assassin bugs. They are one of the largest true bugs in N. America. I see them once or twice a summer but this was unusual. Don't ever pick one up though...they have a very painful bite.
-Elisabeth

Here is a link that might be useful: wheel bug

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 7:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bandjzmom(7 NWGeorgia)

"Come on. Say it one more time. I DARE you!"

Really cool bugs and a really nice pic!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 7:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help for monarchs?
US Fish and Wildlife is spending some money to save...
socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24
pls.help me ID these guys:-)
Hello! I am currently here in. Tampa, Florida, took...
hawaiiponder34
Spring preview
Unseasonably warm temps caused early flowering of desert...
joncongaroo
Seed Trade
I have a bunch of new packets (unopened, this season)...
msmorningsong
Did anyone watch the Monarch Butterfly segment on CBS Sunday Morning?
This was interesting and inspirational! The speaker...
kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™