Thought I would give an update on my Assassin Bug.
The Wheel Bug, Arilus cristatus L.
He's metamorphosed, grown more knarly looking, and even struck a pose for me.
As you can see wings have developed, his abdomen now has a large spiny hump, hence the Wheel part of the name and his thorax has curved. It is also sporting new spots. It's still The Predator of the Weed Factory.
This is the adult stage.
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