Ant damsel bug

Last update: 8 March 2020
OBSERVATION:
2019-VIII-312019-III-29

An Ant damsel bug (Himacerus mirmicoides) [1] hunting for athropods, and especially insects [2], on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea). The species normally forages low to the ground but can sometimes be found high in herbs [2] like here.

Ant damsel bug (Himacerus mirmicoides) on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Ant damsel bug (Himacerus mirmicoides) on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Ant damsel bug (Himacerus mirmicoides) on Giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

This specimen was foraging on the ground.

Ant damsel bug (Himacerus mirmicoides)
Ant damsel bug (Himacerus mirmicoides)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Waarneming.nl

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