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Pennsylvania Ambush Bugs with prey (Fly)

Phymata pennsylvanica


Small, distinctly shaped insects. Females larger than males and and tend to be lighter colored. Males often ride around on the back of the females. Here the female has captured a Fly.


Meadow. Found on Giant Goldenrod.


A pair of several I found at this location. The rest of them:

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New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 11, 2014

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