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Subject: Bee-Eating Bug
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 17, 2012 3:12 pm
Hi there,
I had a one time encounter with this bug and have been trying to identify it since 2009. I am not certain if it killed the bee, but it was certainly sucking the juices from it. Any help would be much appreciated! It was found in late summer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Signature: Sincerely, Morgan S

Ambush Bug eats Bee

Hi Morgan,
This efficient and stealth predator is an Ambush Bug.  They frequently wait on blossoms to ambush insects that are attracted to nectar and pollen.

Ambush Bug eats Bee

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One Response to Ambush Bug eats Bee

  1. drswanny says:

    This seems to be one of the western subspecies of Phymata americana.

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