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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Colorado Ponds Roses Sempervivums
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tabby
Jun 2, 2012 6:46 PM CST
I know this forum is for Butterflies, birds and bees, but it's the closest thing to a bug forum I can find here and I figure you folks are all smart about bugs.. I saw this tiny critter munching on aphids on a rose and it looks like a tiny mantis to me, but is it really? I see no wings.

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Jun 2, 2012 7:57 PM CST
Hmmm..it looks like a big grasshopper...maybe... Blinking
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Colorado Ponds Roses Sempervivums
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tabby
Jun 5, 2012 7:58 PM CST
It turns out it is an assassin bug. I didn't know we had those here.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jun 6, 2012 11:04 AM CST
Interesting name..it does look mean with its long beak...it must be waiting to ambush the little insect shown on the lower part of your photo Blinking

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