Ambush Bug Gets the Wasp

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Ambush Bug Gets the Wasp

Uploaded: July 24, 2020 | Entered: July 24, 2020 07:46:51


If you look closely you can see the amazing ambush bug between the wasp and the thistle blossom. This marvelous little creature (a subset of the assassin bug) sits and waits all day hidden in a flower waiting for someone like this wasp to fly by. His big strong powerful raptorial (prey-grabbing) forelegs are strong enough to down a bug at least twice his size. Such a thrill to find this action just after the strike.

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850; Shutter Speed: 1/125; Aperture: f/36.0; ISO: 3200; Orientation: ; Date: 2020:07:21 23:06:08


Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 24, 2020

Nicely Done Kitty! #1743449

LJ Corliss level-classic July 24, 2020

Great capture :) #11820625

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