Subject: Colorado bee eater
Location: Front range colorado
August 7, 2015 6:17 pm
Hi. We were loving this flowering bush and so were the honeybees. Unfortunately tonight we noticed lots of dead bees and lots of these insects- can’t find them online anywhere! They blend right in- look like dried up flowers.
When we first saw your subject line, we thought you were submitting images of one of the large, predatory Robber Flies in the genus Mallophora, possibly the Belzebul Bee Eater. Your Food Chain image is just as exciting. This is an Ambush Bug in the genus Phymata, probably a Jagged Ambush Bug.
Thank you, Daniel. Very cool! Feel bad for the bees though 😉