New to the List

Posted: April 24th, 2010 under Wildlife.
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Always fun to find a new (to us) species for the list, even when it’s a small assassin bug:

It flew up in front of us and then landed on the flower stalk of this plantain…and a look in my field guide and a trip to confirmed that it’s a Yellow-bellied Bee Assassin, Apiomerus flaviventris. You can just get a hint of the yellow & dark striped belly in the above image.  Strikingly handsome little critter.

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  • Comment by cdozo — April 25, 2010 @ 12:36 pm


    Very cool!

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