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Subject: 6 legs no antennae
Location: Verde Valley Arizona
September 13, 2015 6:42 pm
I have spent a fair amount of time searching the web for some idea of what the bug might be. I am including 2 photos of different bugs of the same species. They are found at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, near Cottonwood, AZ. Photos are from Sept. 12 and 13, between 8 and 11 AM. Insects found within 7-8 feet of the local pond and a couple of these critters were found at the waters edge in tall grass. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Signature: Don

Toad Bug

Toad Bug

Dear Don,
These aquatic Toad Bug nymphs in the family Gelastocoridae are masters of camouflage.  According to BugGuide they are:  “Generally oval, flattened, cryptic, with bulging eyes and antennae hidden under the head.”

Toad Bug

Toad Bug

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Location: Verde Valley, Arizona

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