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Ambush Bug Nymph

Phymatinae

Description:

Order: Hempitera (true bugs, hoppers, etc.) Suborder: Heteroptera (True bugs), Family: Reduviidae (assassin bugs), Subfamily: Phymatinae (ambush bugs). Size: 3-5 mm . Predatory bugs with dilated raptorial forelegs, clubbed antenna, near white, large rear wings. Waits for other insects mostly hidden in flowers (goldenrod pictured here).

Habitat:

Meadow with abundant weeds and flowers.

Notes:

I always wanted to find a nymph. So tiny and difficult to spot and photograph. Good enough! There seems to a lack of information on these amazing, but small insects.

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2 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

This was really difficult with the bright sun and I took some "crappy" photos of a much larger adult one, but the photos didn't turn out. Going out again today for another try. Have a great day!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Cool...great pic Carol...

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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