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Feeding among clusters of pending white snakeroot blooms,

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an orange assassin bug (Pselliopus barberi) proves the point of its name.





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Not to be outdone in color and design, but a bit more shy than red-banded leafhoppers,

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broad-headed sharpshooters tirelessly scurry round leaf and stem to avoid detection.

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Here an adult and nymph just happen to meet a marksman equal to their game of hide & seek.