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Wheel Bug #8306668 06/28/21 11:56 AM
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Not exactly a hunting pic, but this dude is a deadly hunter if you're a bug hiding out on a sun flower! My BIL took this pic a couple of days ago and got National Geographic "Photo of the Day" recognition for it!!

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Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306671 06/28/21 12:04 PM
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Strange looking bug, don't believe I have ever seen one of those.

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Pretty cool

Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306724 06/28/21 01:10 PM
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I hear they've got a nasty bite.

Great pic!

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Originally Posted by Schpanky
I hear they've got a nasty bite.

Great pic!


They do have a nasty bite and also emit some kind of chemical that is very unpleasant. They are an assassin insect and do a good job of killing unwanted pests. Just don't let them take an interest in you.

Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306785 06/28/21 01:58 PM
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Awesome pic !

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That is a great pic!

Thanks for posting it up!

Never seen one before


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306826 06/28/21 02:34 PM
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Cool

Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306845 06/28/21 02:58 PM
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Do it bite? confused2


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Do it bite? confused2


Yes Bill, they do. Read the thread.

Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306919 06/28/21 04:11 PM
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Great pic!


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Re: Wheel Bug [Re: mikei] #8306934 06/28/21 04:23 PM
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More information on the bug:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_bug

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Looks like an Assassin Beetle to me. They are blood suckers and carry the Chagas disease.
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Great picture! up

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kudo's for your BIW


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
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Originally Posted by 1955
Awesome pic !

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