Monday, July 24, 2006

Odd bugs



I started out composing this post by whining about how I couldn't identify these bugs, even with the aid of BugGuide. Then I remembered to search on the plant name too, and voilĂ ! Jagged Ambush bug, Phymata erosa.

These individuals weren't too happy about being observed, and crawled away to the underside of the flower when I tried to get closer.

More pics from BugGuide.net.

7 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Uh oh...

Great minds think alike.

robin andrea said...

That is a very interesting looking insect. I am going to have to see if we have them here in the northwest. I don't think I've ever encountered them yet.

James Cooper said...

I don't know if I'm more fascinated by the bugs themselves or their excellent names. Very neat pic either way :-)

happy and blue 2 said...

They look like disgusting ear wax..

Ontario Wanderer said...

I've not seen Ambush Bugs here yet this summer. Should be soon if I remember corectly. Neat photo!

KFarmer said...

Heavens to Betsy, that sure is one scarey looking bug and on such a pretty flower too.

Rurality said...

I had never noticed them before I took this picture. I was originally just going to take a picture of the daisies, and there they were... Go visit FC's place for better pix!