Jagged Ambush Bug – 8/11/13
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 8/11/13
Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam
Common Name: Jagged Ambush Bug
Scientific Name: Phymata americana
Comments: This small insect (1/2″ in length) turns out to be predatory. It waits in flowers to ambush prey that are sometimes larger than itself. This one was found among goldenrod blossoms.