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Ken Ramos
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Bush Bug

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Okay it has been a while since I posted anything. :| My feelings have been hurt by all those great Myxo images that have been popping up around here lately. :lol: Although it has been raining quite a bit here of late and that is good for myxo's, I would have had to drive high in to the mountains to find them and being late in the day, it would be dark when I got there and a "booger" might would get me. :shock:

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So here is an Ambush Bug I found hanging off of a Blackberry vine out at the edge of the yard. It didn't try to run me off like Sues wasp and if it did, I would have went back into the house and have gotten that can of RAID out from under the sink. :?

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Gosh, what a pleasant green scene -- almost pastoral, it must seem, to the little bug (off screen) walking calmly up the stem. Then all of a sudden, GLOMP!, and part of the stem flashes out like the flame of a dragon, and the little bug becomes dinner.

It's bedtime now. I think I'll go have some sweet dreams of walking in the pleasant green fields... :? :D

Nice shot, Ken!

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Post by Adrian »

nice photograph, thats one interesting looking bug.

i didnt know that even nature enthusiasts/freaks had can's of RAID, you evil man you Ken!. :lol:

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Post by beetleman »

I agree Ken, a very well done shot of a cool looking bug. Great focus and scene. He is very well Camouflaged. I wonder if they change color a little or do they pick the color to match their color, like those matching crab spiders on the flowers :-k
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Post by salden »

He sure is a cute little thing (the bug, Ken :lol: ). Looks like you could pick him up and pet him.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Doug asked:
I wonder if they change color a little or do they pick the color to match their color, like those matching crab spiders on the flowers
From what I can gather Doug, they change their color to match the flower or substrate they are on, much like some Crab Spiders do. :-k Thanks Doug.

Rik wrote:
It's bedtime now. I think I'll go have some sweet dreams of walking in the pleasant green fields...
Thanks Rik. Pleasant dreams... "CHOMP!" :lol:

Adrian wrote:
i didnt know that even nature enthusiasts/freaks had can's of RAID
Well I may be a nature enthusiast but I also have arachniphobia too. :twisted: Thanks Adrian :D

Sue wrote:
Looks like you could pick him up and pet him.
Well I guess you could Sue but from what I have read about these things and the Assassin of which they are kin to, they can really put a hurt'n on humans too. :shock: Thanks Sue. :D

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Sue wrote:
Looks like you could pick him up and pet him.
Well I guess you could Sue but from what I have read about these things and the Assassin of which they are kin to, they can really put a hurt'n on humans too. :shock: Thanks Sue. :D[/quote]

That is why I said YOU could pick him up and pet him... :lol:
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