One BAD dude = Ambush bug

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  1. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

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    This guy makes the assassin's I've shot look like teddy bears. Oh...and talk about stealth. I took shots of the butterfly for about 2 minutes before I realized "hey, that butterfly really isn't moving" and looked closer only to find the ambush bug.

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    Genus: Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata)
    Species: Phymata fasciata

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    It was so windy last night (about to storm) that he ended up dropping the skipper...this was after that and he didn't look happy.
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    That has got to be one of the ugliest bugs I have ever seen. Nice shots.
     
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    love the detail!! and I have to agree with above lol Where did you find this cutie? lol
     
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    Thanks guys. He was in one of my Butterfly Bushes. back in between the blooms almost completely hidden.
     
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    Man that is one freaky bug. Even as far as insects go!
     

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