Both ambush bug adults & nymphs are predators of a wide variety of insects including bees, wasps, flies, caterpillars, beetles & aphids. These tiny true bugs are well camouflaged and will hide in foliage or flowers and wait for prey. Mating occurs with the male mounted on the female's side - When males (sometimes multiple males) are seen on top of the female, it is thought that this enables them to take larger prey and is called 'coupling'.
Most of North America. Flowers in open or semi-open habitats.
Lat: 43.04, Long: -85.61
Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013
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