Ambush Bug .. sitting on a Zinnia flower petal
Sitting in await of any passers-by
Found this bug waiting on a yellow rose for someone to make a mistake.
An Ambush Bug that had taken on the coloration of the yellow center of a wild aster - now, changing once more. (October 2006)
Found visiting a zinna in late summer; welcome visitor although guess they do kill bees.
These bugs like my echinacea and they bite.
Ambush Bug found in my garden eating a green fly. Chelmsford, Massachusetts - He is staying on the same flower - next morning too.
Small predatory assassin bug with a big appetite. Hides well and ambushes prey.
They are experts at camoflauge. See how this one resembles goldenrod. It is as small as a goldenrod bloom. They wait for prey then grab them and impale them with their poisonous beak.
This picture of an ambush bug was taken early fall 2013 at Old School Forest Preserve in Lake County, Illinois.
Pennsylvania Ambush Bug on Little Lee Creek vegetation, Nicut, OK. late June.