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ambush bug

Phymata americana

Description:

It was less than an inch long with orange eyes, and the rest of it was white, brown, and black. Its arms looked like a preying mantis' except shorter.

Habitat:

I found It on some type of flower; I don't know what kind they were.

Notes:

There was three or four of them on these flowers.

1 species ID suggestions

Jagged Ambush Bug
Phymata americana Species Phymata americana - BugGuide.Net

8 Comments

larkinpb
larkinpb 2 years ago

Thanks Aarongunnar and Hema Shah

Aarongunnar
Aarongunnar 2 years ago

Awesome set of pics!

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

That is nice to know that mom is supervising.Always practice safety on the internet.Great work.

larkinpb
larkinpb 2 years ago

Thanks LivanEscudero

larkinpb
larkinpb 2 years ago

My Mom started me off and got my account so I don't know. My mom already has an account.

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

Doesn't the FAQ mention that you should sign in as a student? for safety purposes?

larkinpb
larkinpb 2 years ago

Thanks Hema Shah

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

wow larkin,considering the fact that you are only 12 ,these are great details! This possibly is an Assasin bug.

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.33, Long: -84.18

Spotted on Sep 26, 2016
Submitted on Oct 16, 2016

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