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wheel bug: see assassin bugassassin bug,
common name for members of the family Reduviidae, one of the largest and most varied groups belonging to the order Hemiptera (suborder Heteroptera). Assassin bugs are generally brownish to black, medium-sized to large insects, with heads that are elongate and
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Surveys for native biological control agents of this pest detected the crabronid predatory wasp Astata unicolor (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) and the generalist predatory bug Arilus
cristatus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) using the nymphs and adults of this introduced pest as prey.
We tested 23 adult wheel bugs, Arilus
cristatus, against three lubber size classes.
(2005) reported that the assasin bug, Arilus
cristatus (L.), overcomes the beetle's chemical and mechanical defenses by piercing the body with its sharp rostrum.