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Phymata fasciata Sitting in wait on Eupatorium serotinum. This species of ambush can change its hue between pale white and yellow (much like Mecaphesa sp/crab spiders). It often takes on the yellow form in late summer and fall (in order to match the yellow wildflowers of the season).<br />
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I decided to keep an eye on this one as it wasn&#039;t exactly blending in with the white boneset in my yard. It took around a week, but it slowly transitioned from yellow to the hue above.<br />
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I decided to keep an eye on this one as it wasn&#039;t exactly blending in with the white boneset in my yard. It took around a week, but it slowly transitioned to the hue below:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/121663/phymata_fasciata.html<br />
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Phymata fasciata

Sitting in wait on Eupatorium serotinum. This species of ambush can change its hue between pale white and yellow (much like Mecaphesa sp/crab spiders). It often takes on the yellow form in late summer and fall (in order to match the yellow wildflowers of the season).

I decided to keep an eye on this one as it wasn't exactly blending in with the white boneset in my yard. It took around a week, but it slowly transitioned from yellow to the hue above.

Phymata fasciata Sitting in wait on Eupatorium serotinum.  This species of ambush bug can change its hue between pale white and yellow (much like Mecaphesa sp/crab spiders). It often takes on the yellow form in late summer and fall (in order to match the yellow wildflowers of the season). <br />
<br />
I decided to keep an eye on this one as it wasn't exactly blending in with the white boneset in my yard. It took around a week, but it slowly transitioned to the hue below:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/121663/phymata_fasciata.html<br />
 Geotagged,Phymata Fasciata,Phymata fasciata,Summer,United States

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''Phymata fasciata'' is a species of ambush bug in the family Reduviidae. It is found in Central America and North America.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2021. Captured Sep 8, 2021 15:09 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/14.0
  • 1/181s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm