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Ambush bugs

Family Phymatidee. - The ambush bugs, as members of this family are called, are carnivorous bugs which usually hide in blossoms to capture insects visiting there. They are rather short and stout, generally less than half an inch long, and have colors so combined on their bodies as to render them very inconspicuous in the flowers.

Their prey is generally any insect they can grasp with their stout forelegs, whether it be injurious or otherwise.