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Wierd Bug
Location:  Ft Collins, CO
October 16, 2010 8:56 pm
This bug was located in Ft. Collins CO, living on a Marigold flower.
Signature:  Ft Collins

Ambush Bug

Dear Ft Collins,
This is an Ambush Bug, a stealth predator that often sits on blossoms waiting to prey upon pollinating insects.  Ambush Bugs were originally classified as a distinct family, but the group has recently undergone a revision of taxonomy and they are considered to be a subfamily of the Assassin Bugs.

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One Response to Ambush Bug

  1. drswanny says:

    It is highly likely that this is Phymata americana coloradensis.

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