Ambush Bug

Subject:  Bugs on mint flowers Geographic location of the bug:  Cheney/Four Lakes WA Date: 08/11/2021 Time: 10:59 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I get lots of interesting pollinators on my mint plants, but these are ones I’ve never seen before, and wonder if you know what they are? Smaller ones we black/dark brown … Read more

Immature Ambush Bug

Subject:  Interesting green bug! Geographic location of the bug:  99163 Date: 07/25/2021 Time: 03:34 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi there! We’ve been scouring all of our resources trying to identify this little fellow and while he looks a bit like a stink bug, his front legs bend more like a praying mantis … Read more

Ambush Bug

Subject:  What is this? Geographic location of the bug:  Taos NM August 25, 2017 About 1/4 inch How you want your letter signed:  Charlie Dear Charlie, This is one of the strangest images we have ever received of a predatory Ambush Bug.  

Jagged Ambush Bug from Canada

Subject: Leaf-like insect? Location: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada July 31, 2017 7:21 pm Hi, I was wondering if you could help me identify this bug. There were two of them, and they are quite strange looking. I’ve tried a Google image search but haven’t found anything. Thanks Signature: Mary-Ann Dear Mary-Ann, Your Jagged Ambush Bug images … Read more

Ambush Bug from Canada

Subject: What’s this bug???? Location: Southern Ontario, Canada July 27, 2017 6:00 am Bugman, I’d like to understand more about this fragile little guy Tell me everything you know! Thanks, Signature: :Drew Dear Drew, While we are amused that you want us to tell you everything we know, that is just not possible.  We can … Read more

Jagged Ambush Bug

Subject: Beetle? Location: Long Island, ny July 23, 2017 7:11 pm Saw thin on a cone flower Signature: Kathy L Dear Kathy, Jagged Ambush Bugs like the one in your image often wait concealed on blossoms as unaware pollinating insects fall prey into their raptorial grasp.