This little fellow was quite a surprise. I was more focused on the sign above and took the shot with the zoom lens and wasn't that close. I didn't notice this interesting visitor. When I looked at it on my computer screen I noticed the bug and a very strange looking one at that. I have never seen anything like this before.
Added note: Patty at Old Lady Lincoln and her hubby Abe, who as you probably know has several blogs, one being Pick a Peck of Pixels, have identified this insect for me. It is called a Wheel Bug. Abe passed on a link to Patty to give me and you can find out all about him here. Thank you Patty and Abe. I have now seen my very first Wheel Bug and know all about him thanks to you. One of the many reasons I love blogging, learning through the generosity of our blogging friends. If you ever come across one of these don't get too close. Abe also passed on the information that a bite from one of these critters can be very painful.