"Ambush bugs do just that – they ambush their prey. Once considered a separate family from the assassin bugs, they have thicker front legs and tend to be stockier than their Reduviid cousins. Ambush bugs site motionless on flowers, waiting for a bee or butterfly to land. When one does, the ambush bug pounces quickly, grabbing the prey in its strong front legs. Some ambush bugs even look a bit like withering flower petals."
Sep 25, 2011