strange bug from Connecticut
Hello again from Connecticut! We’re flooding you with emails today, but it’s been a good week for bug sightings here. This insect was spotted on a wild blackberry bush while hiking with the kids. We’ve never seen one of these and have no idea what it is. Any ideas? My son (ever the brave one) picked it up, then quickly dropped it because it bit him. I keep trying to get him to stop touching bugs if we don’t know what they are, but he can’t seem to help himself. Thanks!
A. Ganino

Hi A. Ganino,
In the interest of equal opportunity posting, we are only responding to and posting your photo of a Jagged Ambush Bug in the genus Phymata for now. If time permits, we will address your other emails.

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