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Twin-Spotted Jagged Ambush Bug Nymph

Phymata sp.

Description:

Curious looking insect found on my leg while walking amongst long grass near a forest. The insect is a beautiful mimic, which would blend in nicely when on grass. The two frontal legs were long, and were similar to the front arms of a lobster.

Habitat:

Long grass in shady area.

Notes:

Curious looking insect found on my leg while walking amongst long grass near a forest.

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12 Comments

Oh, well, thanks!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you Braulio! The insect was standing on a table in photos one, two and five. My hand on three, and a flower on four.

Awesome colours!
But where was standing in the first photo?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks, Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Excellent macro!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks Lindsey!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Glad to help.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks Cindy!

Nice spotting and series!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

You nailed it Dan, BugGuide says it is the nymph of a Jagged Ambush bug, and it will grow wings as it ages.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks! It has no wings, is that a male/female thing?

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Cool! Looks a bit like this but might be different.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/690...

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2012
Submitted on Jul 3, 2012

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