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bananasinohio(6OH)September 16, 2010

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

-Elisabeth

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runmede(7a Virginia)

Lunch Line, Dinner Rush, Double Murders

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 9:39AM
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coolbutterfly(5A)

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

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 2:47PM
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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
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jrcagle(z7 MD)

"Are you going to eat all of that?"

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 9:08PM
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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
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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
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