Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata fasciata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata fasciata)

Predatory; Beneficial with their big chunky arms. Although they sometimes grab other beneficials, they arent fussy and will do in thrips and other pest insects. To me they always look like they are smiling.

Learn: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-10_jagged_ambush_bug_%28Phymata_sp.%29.htm

Key: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/choate/phymatidae.pdf

Shown on Florida Native Plant: ROSY CAMPHORWEED (Pluchea baccharis)

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