Just stick out your tongue and say “Aaaah”…

Dr. Phymata doing the obligatory health check before proceeding with the operation…

A Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata americana) with captured hoverfly.

A female Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata americana) with captured hoverfly.

(22 September, 2013. Dinosaur Provincial Park. Canon T2i with EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens and diffused flash. ISO 400, 1/200 sec. @ f11)


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  1. Sean McCann 26 November, 2013 at 1:27 PM #

    Great capture (both of you!).

  2. Gary Anweiler 26 November, 2013 at 5:29 PM #

    veddy nice!

  3. Brian Cutting 27 November, 2013 at 12:39 PM #

    what a great shot! Kinda rough to get caught by the face like that…

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