Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)



Arilus cristatus nymph:
The Wheel Bug's eggs are laid on tree's, shrubbery and other structures normally 4 feet off the ground. The nymph then spends the rest of its juvenile life on or near the location in which it was hatched.

Arilus cristatus Adult:
The adult is normally found where prey is the most abundant. Adults can lurk within composite flowers or shrubbery in which are attractive to a large amount of insects, or they can live in tree's where other insects and caterpillars can be plentiful. Arilus cristatus can be found in a wide range of locations in the U.S, from New England to Wisconsin and southern states such as Texas and the Carolinas.


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