wheel bug

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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.
Note that we selected as test predators, the largest wolf spider (Honga carolinensis), largest mantid (Tenodera aridifolia), and the largest reduviid species (Arilus cristatus) in the USA, as well as a very aggressive ant species (Solenopsis invicta).
(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.