Insect and Bug ID forum: bug eating bug

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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
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treehugger
Sep 12, 2017 8:28 PM CST
I captured this insect feasting on a small bee. Can anyone tell me if this is a shield bug?
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 13, 2017 4:36 AM CST
Ambush bug. It's maybe a different species from the one in this thread:

The thread "A Bug? Or a Fly?" in Insect and Bug ID forum







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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Sep 13, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Close enough for me to know it is an ambush bug. It was eating a smaller insect. Thank you for your prompt reply. Thumbs up

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