Crawlies with Cri

Crawlies with Cri: Jagged ambush bug (Genus Phymata)

You may not have known it, but we’ve been waiting eight years to meet this week’s crawly. Meet the jagged ambush bug (Genus Phymata).I first saw a photo of one on Twitter around 2014 and have been searching for one ever since. They’re tricky to find for several reasons. First, there aren’t a lot in Oregon. Bug Guide has nine sightings and iNaturalist has 28 for our state.

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