Ambush bug with prey

Posted by rhighercat on Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:53 pm

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Ambush bugs camouflage well on yellow flowers such as this Black eyes Susan. They wait patiently and pounce on an unsuspecting visitor and drill their suckers into prey's body and suck the insides. Here is one with a prey and you can see the sucker of Ambush bug. Found it in my backyard. 
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:22 am
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Ah, the gruesome realities of nature- excellent example and story. You really got the whole event there-well done!
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by Craig Lipski on Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 am
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Great job!  Theses guys are so tiny, I always have a tough time getting anything half way decent.  You captured the moment perfectly.
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Well captured!
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by Tom Whelan on Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:21 pm
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Great capture of the preying behavior - I don't think I've seen an image that shows the tube inserted in the prey so well.

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:59 am
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Superb capture of this behaviour with excellent detail! Well done!

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