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Sat Jul 12, 2014, 10:18 PM

Found this quarter inch bug on a spearmint plant.

This was done hand held macro, so focus was missed. I hope you can ID this bug. TIA





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Reply Found this quarter inch bug on a spearmint plant. (Original post)
alfredo Jul 2014 OP
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #1
alfredo Jul 2014 #2
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #4
NCarolinawoman Jul 2014 #5
alfredo Jul 2014 #7
NCarolinawoman Jul 2014 #3
alfredo Jul 2014 #9
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #6
alfredo Jul 2014 #8
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2014 #10
alfredo Jul 2014 #11
mtnester Jul 2014 #12
alfredo Jul 2014 #13
mtnester Jul 2014 #14
alfredo Jul 2014 #15

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 11:19 PM

1. Have you tried Google images? eom

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 12:07 AM

2. Yes, but it seems to try to ID the plant. I guess I could crop more to see

if it recognizes the bug.

It has a body reminiscent of a leaf footed bug.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 12:19 AM

5. Wow!

I love those walking sticks and walking leaves. Amazing to look at!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 01:02 AM

7. The front legs look like they are for grabbing prey.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 12:14 AM

3. Is that one of those bugs that puts debris on its back?

They use parts of bugs they have killed as camouflage.

Wish I had my "bug book" handy. I miss my "bug book". Lots of interesting things in there.

I need to add that he might have glued a little brown butterfly part on his back.

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 09:27 AM

9. It looks like a cross between a stink bug and mantis.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 12:20 AM

6. Now looking at the antenna

I think it could be a moth in development

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 01:03 AM

8. It will have to be a very small moth.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 10:57 PM

10. looks like a variation of stink bug - quite unusual coloring...I am stumped!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 11:45 PM

11. It might be related to the Leaf Footed bug, but stink bug might be a better guess.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 08:24 PM

12. Wonder if a molt got stuck on this bug?

Kind of looks like that a bit

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Response to mtnester (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 01:00 AM

13. I found out it is an Ambush Bug. A lucky search and

Then a confirmation from a fellow at U of K.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:38 PM

14. Thanks...neat looking thing :)

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Response to mtnester (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:19 AM

15. I want to get a better image sometime. It's really tiny and hard to find.

I've gone my first 69 years without seeing one.

Here's a Google image of one on a finger or thumb just to give some scale.

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