Identification Challenge #6

Now that Alex Wild has posted about my identification challenges (among others), I feel obligated to do another one.

October 8, 2009 | Twelvestones, Roswell, GA, USA

Here’s a closeup of a rather distinctive part of an easily recognized critter. Can you name it?

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3 Responses to Identification Challenge #6

  1. Andrea J. says:

    Pronotum of a wheel bug, Arilus cristatus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

  2. Patrick Coin says:

    Yes, that one’s easy–as Andrea says.

  3. Oops, too late – I agree with Andrea.

    I never noticed the details of the “cog” before – nice photo!

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