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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 21 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Orange County

  • State

    New York

  • Posted by

    Heather B

Notes:

Found this iridescent blue bug with lobster like claws when we felled trees in our backyard. I have searched hi and low looking to see what it is, it seems to only have six legs and doesn’t qualify as a spider, looked to see if it was a beetle and still nothing close. Was living in a shaded wooded area of our yard. didn’t kill it, we just left it on its log and put it gently to the side.

Comments

  • Heather B Apprentice says:

    That is it. Thank you. Bizzare looking creature, but very cute.

    May 26th, 2015 at 9:32pm

  • Laura Unregistered says:

    This might be a nymph of the leaf-footed bug (Acanthocephala terminalis).

    May 26th, 2015 at 4:55pm

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