Monday Morning Mystery Answered
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Beware the Ambush Bug

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Alice Leurck got some cool shots of a bug I had never head of -- the aptly named Ambush Bug.

Alice writes:

These photos were taken 9/23 in Mahwah. In admiring a somewhat battered looking, actively feeding Painted Lady, it was odd that it suddenly stopped moving. 
The source was discovered - a bug.  It must have been hiding on the plant.

The Ambush Bug's slogan: "Butterflies are free."

More on the Ambush Bug here.