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Jagged ambush bug (nymph)

Phymata spp.


Phymatinae are 5–12 millimeters (0.20–0.47 in) long. In Phymata, the scutellum is triangular and shorter than the pronotum. In Macrocephalus the scutellum is narrow and rounded and extends to the tip of the abdomen. Phymatinae normally have a large fore femur and clubbed antennae. The forewing membranes sometime lack distinct cells. The antennae have four segments. There are two ocelli. The beak has three segments. The tarsi also have three segments. The rear half of the abdomen expands beyond the edges of the wings. (information from Wikipedia)


Living among the plants adjacent to a natural wetland


This ambush bug was spotted at Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa, OK.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Aug 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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