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Pennsylvania Ambush Bugs Mating

Phymata pennsylvanica

Description:

Insects in the subfamily Phymatinae are commonly called ambush bugs after their habit of lying 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. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Canal/deciduous habitat

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8 Comments

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Thanks Marta! I really enjoy these bugs. They look so serious:)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

I had missed these beauties, Bill!

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks Lauren!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Great shot!

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments ulvalactuca and Juan! They are truly amazing bugs!

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 7 years ago

Juan, don't fret, I lived in Pennsylvania and have never seen one either!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

These bugs are amazing, unfortunately I have never seen one in my country

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 7 years ago

Wow, this is really superb.

beaker98
Spotted by
beaker98

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 20, 2013

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