Talk:Wheel bug

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Why is the nymphs link go to Greek mythology? I was clicking in hopes for the actual nymphs of bugs... That doesn't make any sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:07, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Other wheel bugs?[edit]

The Reduviidae article mentions other genera in the "wheel bugs", including Arilus, Melanolestes, Psellipus, Reduvius, Rhiginia, Sinea, Triatoma, and Zelus. This article about wheel bugs, on the other hand, mentions only one species. This inconsistency needs to be remedied, either by changing the Reduviidae article, or by moving this page to Arilus cristatus and mentionning all genera that are called "wheel bugs" here. I'm not sure myself which is the correct use of the term. IronChris | (talk) 05:44, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

The other genera are all "assassin bugs" - the text says "assassin bugs and wheel bugs". 7 genera of assassins, one of wheel bugs. Dyanega 21:52, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Wheeler Vinchuca[edit]

This bug somewhat like the dangerous Vinchuca bug.


Bibliography: This list contains potential sources to be used to improve the accuracy and scope of the article

JOHNSON, BILL. "The Wheel Bug." Horticulture 111.2 (2014): 16. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 12 Oct. 2016.

CRISTATUS, ARILUS, and Scott Creary. "Wheel Bug." Organic Gardening 61.5 (2014): 62. Health Source - Consumer Edition. Web. 12 Oct. 2016.

"Assassin Bug." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 12 Oct. 2016.


Hagerty, A. M., and J. E. McPherson. “Life History and Laboratory Rearing of Arilus Cristatus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Southern Illinois.” The Florida Entomologist, vol. 83, no. 1, 2000, pp. 58–63.

Morrison, III, William R., Clarissa R. Mathews, and Tracy C. Leskey. "Frequency, Efficiency, And Physical Characteristics Of Predation By Generalist Predators Of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Eggs." Biological Control 97.(2016): 120-130. ScienceDirect. Web. 12 Oct. 2016. *Potential Source*

Ryan Thron (talk) 21:49, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Article Feedback and Potential Improvements[edit]

The article fails to mention any predatory threats which the wheel bug may face in its environment. It also neglects to point out any interactions which the organism may have with other species in its habitat which are not pertinent to a predator-prey dynamic.

In the same way, details concerning the preferred niches which the species occupies and the details of its reproductive life cycle are absent. Visual aids concerning the nymph stages of the wheel bug may be appropriate to include in future revisions.

I hope to address as many of these aspects of the wheel bug and its life cycle as possible through conducting research. However, any other users, please exercise your liberty as editors to make similar improvements to the article as you see fit. Ryan Thron (talk) 13:56, 19 October 2016 (UTC) Ryan Thron (talk) 21:49, 12 October 2016 (UTC)