Trolls under the bridge…ambush bugs!

These ambush bugs (Phymata sp.) are always hiding out on my thistles, waiting for unsuspecting prey to land…

Ambush bug with Sphecodes prey
This one caught a cuckoo bee! (Sphecodes sp.)
Ambush bug with Sphecodes prey
Ambush bug with Sphecodes prey
Ambush bug with Sphecodes prey
Oops, I made him drop it…sometimes they do that when you photograph them

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