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Vector Spotlight: “Wheel Bug”

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arilus cristatus By Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, AVMS member The wheel bug is a large, predatory insect native to North America and is a common inhabitant of gardens and yards. Wheel bugs get their common name from the large, rounded extension of the exoskeleton that protrudes from the dorsal thorax. This wheel-shaped extension is […]

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Vector Spotlight: Raccoon

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SCIENTIFIC NAME Procyon lotor OTHER NAMES Masked Bandit DESCRIPTION Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are medium-sized and stocky-built animals (23.7 to 46.5 in.) with long bushy tails that have five to seven black rings. The head is broad in the rear and narrows to a short, pointed nose. The feet have hairless soles and claws that are […]

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