Wheel Bug, Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
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Mead, Frank W. 2002. “Wheel Bug, Arilus Cristatus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae): EENY086/IN243, 6/1999”. EDIS 2002 (4). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in243-1999.


The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus), is a moderately common, widely distributed, beneficial assassin bug that preys on pest insects. However, its bite can be more severe than a bee sting, and both nymphs and adults should be avoided or handled with caution. This document is EENY-086 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circular No. 143), one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: June 1999. 

EENY086/IN243: Wheel Bug, Arilus cristatus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae) (ufl.edu)


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