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wheel bug

noun
1.
an assassin bug, Arilus cristatus, that has a toothed, semicircular crest on the pronotum and preys on other insects.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for wheel bug

wheel bug

noun
1.
a large predatory North American heteropterous insect, Arilus cristatus, having a semicircular thoracic projection: family Reduviidae (assassin bugs)
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