Filmed Oct. 2016
This little wheel bug must have hitch-hiked inside on a pumpkin. By the looks of it, it's been through the wringer! I think insects are so interesting, so I couldn't resist filming it for a bit before placing it outside.
Wheel bugs are a type of assassine bug and are very, very beneficial to have around a garden, as they prey on common garden pests. Whenever I see one, I usually try to work around it and leave it be. Though they don't seem to mind the occasional human presence, I should warn you to exercise caution around them as they have been known to "bite", and that needle-like beak packs a punch more intense than a wasp or bee sting!