Subject: Weird Bug
Location: Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
August 17, 2016 7:53 pm
This bug was located in south central PA on a fruit farm. I have never seen a bug like this before. Any idea what it is?
This is a Jagged Ambush Bug in the genus Phymata. Ambush Bugs are predators that often sit camouflaged on blossoms where they await prey that they ambush and feed upon. Unfortunately, they do not discriminate when feeding, eating both beneficial pollinating species as well as insects that are injurious to the plants.