What's That Bug?

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, which has been mistakenly identified as a kissing bug

Need help identifying an insect?  The bug at the right  is a "wheel bug", Arilus cristatus, which many people are confusing with a kissing bug that transmits Chagas Disease.  Click HERE for more information.

If you need help identifying an insect, you can choose from helpful websites, pages of photos, and links to your county Extension office or the NCSU identification clinic .

Insect ID Clinic

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NC State University provides disease diagnostic and insect identification services to help grow healthy plants and crops. Extension specialists from Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, Crop Science and Soil Science diagnose problems on the samples received.
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Insect Notes

Select from over 200 short documents about the most common insects and insect problems in the home, landscape, farm, garden or bee yard. Click HERE