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Jagged Ambush Bug

Now this bug is so SCARY looking when you see it. It was hiding between some petals of a Liatrus flower. It was very small, less than an inch. The claws on the...
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Now this bug is so SCARY looking when you see it. It was hiding between some petals of a Liatrus flower. It was very small, less than an inch. The claws on the front were really what caught my eye. It lies in wait to kill other insects and then grabs it with it's claws and chomps on it with it's very sharp beak. They often blend in with the flowers they are hiding in. I also learned that YOU DO NOT want to be bit by one of these either! CREEPY!!! (there are over 300 species).
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DonnaChiofolo
 
DonnaChiofolo January 22, 2016
Terrific macro work. Superb catch on the details. :)
rach_who
 
rach_who April 18, 2016
That is one very strange looking little bug
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 18, 2016
Great macro ,voted can you see Me
mihrt
 
mihrt December 18, 2016
thanks so much Ester.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz March 02, 2017
Great macro! Must say he is not handsome!!!!
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Bazz May 12, 2017
Congratulations on winning Contest Finalist in Low Vantage Point Photo Contest for May, 2017! Well done!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 12, 2017
Congrats on winning finalist in the Low Vantage Point contest, Gail! That's fantastic, as is the shot! :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 21, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS Won Finalist in Low Vantage Point Photo Contest, good luck !!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 14, 2017
Great capture! Voted Tiny.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 26, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 28, 2018
Awesome macro...fantastic detail! What a funny little guy! :)
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DutchTouch Jan 30
Very odd bugs I have a few pics of these!