Damsel Bug  (three photos)

nabis damselbug
I found this damsel bug hunting around my back door.  I think it's rather brave considering how many
spiders already hang out there.  © Carol Davis 9-30-10

These small, slim bugs eat insects in the adult stage as well as the nymph stage of their development. You can
probably guess how their long proboscis aids in this.  I have found Nabis in my garden but since the bugs are
 getting scarce, I think this one is moving on to better hunting grounds.
  © Carol Davis 9-30-10

damsel bug
This is the first of these I ever found and it was hunting in Red Butte Gardens, SLC, Utah.  © Carol Davis, 6-24-05

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