Friday, July 24, 2015
today's phreaky photo
I went looking for butterflies, but I found a wheel bug instead.
You really don't want one of these bugs biting you. They rarely bite people, but if they happen to land on you and bite, the very painful wound takes a long time to heal. The "biting" appendage is usually used on prey, which can include butterflies and caterpillars. Wheel bugs are still a beneficial part of the ecosystem because of some of the other insects they attack. I've been told that they go after stink bugs, too.