Friday, February 08, 2008
Bug Of The Month
Yeah I know it's not very colorful but the nymphs of this bug Alydus eurinus look like ants and I'm guessing that has something to do with actual ants. Maybe sneaking into their nests and stealing their food or something. ;)
Any way this is what Bugguide has to say about it ( the photo is also from there ):
One of six species in North America
11 to 15mm
Widespread over North America ( That's good because I'll keep an eye out for them during the summer )
Late Spring to Fall May-frost ( North Carolina )
Takes plant juices but sometimes on carrion.
The rest can be found here along with this photo and a bunch of others. No copyright infringement intended.