Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)


Welcome Zoophiles!


This website is devoted to the Assassin bug known
as Arilus cristatus or more commonly know as, the Wheel bug.

Arilus cristatus has a robotic look to its exoskeleton, with its
long mechanically moving legs to its cog shaped crest on its back.
Arilus cristatus is found in the Midwest but also the Eastern states
as well (Habitat). 

This website will explore this magnificent bug from its reproduction
habits to its nutrition and various other facts. So come alone with us
on this adventure of the Arilus cristatus!  

Also, if you are interested in the original sources of these photos
on our website, simply run your mouse over the picture and click, the
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