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Poster John Monroe Offline
Posted 04/04/18 08:42 PM
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#488231 - 04/05/18 08:42 PM Re: WHEEL BUG [Re: John Monroe]
Bill D. Offline


Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5586
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Dang John! Put glasses on that bug and he looks just like the Heat and Mass Transfer professor I had in college!
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#488275 - 04/07/18 06:55 AM Re: WHEEL BUG [Re: John Monroe]
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Never heard of a wheel bug. What does it do?
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#488277 - 04/07/18 07:04 AM Re: WHEEL BUG [Re: Dave Davidson1]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Handle with great care!

"When disturbed, the wheel bug can inflict a painful bite. The bite has been described variously as worse than stings from bees, wasps, or hornets."

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/trees/wheel_bug.htm


Edited by RAH (04/07/18 07:05 AM)

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#488286 - 04/07/18 09:05 AM Re: WHEEL BUG [Re: RAH]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2348
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Rah very interesting information
I have actually seen these guys but thought they were some kind of stink bug

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#488304 - 04/07/18 08:39 PM Re: WHEEL BUG [Re: John Monroe]
John Monroe Offline
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Registered: 06/03/02
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Loc: East Central Indiana
I read that the Wheel Bug inject a poison in it's victim that dissolves the tissues, and then the bug sucks up dinner.


Edited by John Monroe (04/07/18 08:40 PM)

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#488327 - 04/08/18 10:01 AM Re: WHEEL BUG [Re: John Monroe]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Insects of this type inject digestive juices into their prey and then suck up the digested "food". They use the prey as their stomach.

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