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March 05, 2014
Bug of the Day

Phymata - Ambush Bug (Reduviidae):

Ambush Bugs (Phymatinae) are well equipped to ambush bugs (or flies, wasps, etc.). Their colouration, bright yellow mottled with browns, camouflages them perfectly with a variety of late-summer flowers, and are reliably found on goldenrods. They have raptorial forearms for gripping their prey and a sharp sucking beak through which they slurp up the contents of their unsuspecting prey.

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