Ambush Bug, Part
III (four photos)
Native American Headdress
This is my own personal opinion, but I think the early Native
Americans may have fashioned their
beautiful headdresses after the tiny Ambush Bug. I
by Carol Davis
Tiny warrior dressed for battle,
Headdress flowing, cloaked in armor,
Bulging biceps, earthy colors
(Make you such a little charmer!)
Causing enemies’ hearts to falter
Watching you devour the foe.
And inside that rough interior
Beats a heart magnifico!
Faithfully you wait in silence.
Defending all that God has sown.
You are here to do the cleansing.
Terrestrial guardsman, Nature’s own.
This Ambush Bug was eating flies like little snack cakes.
This wasp did a quick retreat as it came around a leaf and
encountered the Ambush Bug. © Carol Davis, 7-29-2009
These tiny bugs, some of my very favorite insects, stay
motionless and let the prey come to them. Their first pair
of legs are large and have jagged edges for securing their meals.
Carol Davis, 7-26-2009
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