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Ambush Bug

Phymatinae sub-family

Before getting a macro lens, I would have never even imagined such a thing existed, much less was quite prevalent in my very own backyard.  This is an Ambush Bug of the Phymatinae sub-family.  That's about as specific as I can get at this's a LOT harder to identify species of insects than it is for birds!  They are true predators, and with that nasty looking little claw, it's not a creature I'd want to run across if I were more his size!

Ambush Bug - Phymatinae sub-family

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