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Old 07-24-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Definitely an anchor bug. Notice the anchor shape upon it's back....They prey upon other insects BUT also the squash beetles, potato beetles and gypsy moths
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Definitely an anchor bug.
I dont' remember hearing about these before. Lots of variation in the species.

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Definitely an anchor bug. Notice the anchor shape upon it's back....They prey upon other insects BUT also the squash beetles, potato beetles and gypsy moths

I had to look it up, I thought you were jerking my chain.


I've never heard of it or do I recollect ever seeing one.


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Thank you, all.

Yes, based on the link, there sure is a lot of variation.

Anchor bug seems to be it.

From the bugguide link:

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...apparently a frequent predator of monarch larvae, at least in the se US,
Unfortunately, that seems to be true in the Northeast as well; several days after taking that picture, I went to check on one of the monarch caterpillars in the yard...only to find it had become the prey of this predatory insect.

(I took a picture, but I'm not sure that is the kind of thing that people want to see. Perhaps, I should send it in as documentation that it happens here, too.)
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Awe....Too bad.
I saw a dragonfly eating a lady bug two days ago. Never saw nor thought of them doing-eating such a thing have you?
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Awe....Too bad.
I saw a dragonfly eating a lady bug two days ago. Never saw nor thought of them doing-eating such a thing have you?
I hadn't thought of it...but I guess they will eat whatever they can catch.
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