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Jagged ambush bug

Phymata

Description:

These insects lie in wait for prey relying on their superb camouflage. Armed with raptorial forelegs, ambush bugs routinely capture prey ten or more times their own size. They form a subgroup within the assassin bugs.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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2 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks, Gilma. I was photographing hoppers and lady beetles and then saw this. I thought at first it was exuvia of some insect!

Gorgeous creature!! It is so camouflage and probably not that big...how did you see it?! Great spotting, Maria dB.

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Oct 1, 2013

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