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Jagged ambush bug

Phymata sp.

Description:

Scutellum triangular and shorter than pronotum, anterior tarsi small but distinct. Typically found on flowers in open or semi-open habitats. (information from BugGuide)

Habitat:

Garden in a city park, on goldenrod

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3 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

I was really digging its pose and was hoping it would hold still while I figured out my camera settings for the shot. I really like how this one turned out.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

What a cool insect!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

I love these bugs, but they are very uncommon in the tropics

Aaron_G
Spotted by
Aaron_G

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Aug 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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