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Ambush Bug


A wonderfully monstrous Ambush Bug that was found waiting for prey on a large yellow flower. It was very well camouflaged within the composite part of the flower. These are usually very small, this one was about 6 mm in length, colored in yellows and browns. Subfamily Phymatinae of the Family Reduviidae.


Found along the highway between San Cristobal and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 18.5, at 1164 meters elevation.

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LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Thank you so much triggsturner and Felix!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Superb pictures! What an awesome looking bug.

triggsturner 4 years ago

Great series Lauren.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 27, 2016
Submitted on Sep 5, 2016


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