Ambush Bug

Remember the movie “Alien”? This is actually the face of an ambush bug, an aptly named predator that waits on flowers and leaves for other insects to get close enough. Like all true bugs, these insects have piercing, sucking beaks which they use to suck the liquid contents out of their prey, much like we use a straw in a juice box. The body colour helps the ambush bug stay hidden while it waits for its next meal.