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Jagged Ambush Bug

Phymata fasciata

Description:

My second ambush bug find, and again, they didn't choose a good flower as far as blending in goes, this time being on a blue mistflower. I love their little orange eyes. It was at dusk and very low light, so I couldn't get a clear picture without the torch on, but as soon as I turned on the light, they skittered to the underside of the flower.

Habitat:

Shaded mixed forest, perched in a small blue mistflower growing by a low stream. It was dusk and the temperature was around 63 fahrenheit.

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Matthew Hammond
Spotted by
Matthew Hammond

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2019
Submitted on Oct 8, 2019

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