Monsters in Love

Jagged ambush bugs, Phymata species mostly sit on flowers and wait for butterflies or bees to fly by looking for nectar.  Then they kill them and eat them.

Since I like butterflies and bees I probably should not like jagged ambush bugs.  But I do find them a little charming in their own morbid way.

There are a number of adults now, and they all seem to be paired up.

Monsters get lonely too.

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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