Saturday, July 16, 2005

Ambush Bug Revisited

On July 6 I had a photo of the Ambush Bug. Here is a newer photo of the bug taken inside the house on my desk where it was easier to get a better close up.

The entire bug is interesting in shape and colour but the body part that makes it unique is the front leg. Notice how it makes a bit of a pincher to hang onto its prey.

I thought the bug looked quite familiar when I first saw it earlier in the month. After some reflection, I remembered that I did a watercolour sketch of the bug 5 years ago and then did a limited edition from an etching later. Here is a photo of my original watercolour.

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