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Insects in the subfamily Phymatinae are commonly called ambush bugs after their habit of lying in wait for prey relying on their superb camouflage. Armed with raptorial forelegs, ambush bugs routinely capture prey ten or more times their own size.
Found on a Black-Eyed Suzanne.
Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012
Thank you, Smith'sZoo!
and another! fantastic series!!!!
I'm pretty sure they are harmless...to humans at least.
these guys make me think twice before picking flowers ...or leaning in to smell them!!
Thank you for the ID, Jellis.