Subject: Leaf Footed insect
December 28, 2012 9:06 pm
Hi. I don’t need an ID just in the spirit of sharing wanted to send this through. It’s from the rainforests of peninsular Malaysia. Believe it’s a leaf footed bug from the family Coridae. Nice orange color.
Though you didn’t request and ID, we still tried unsuccessfully to determine a species identification. Bugs in the family Coreidae are sometimes called Leaf Footed Bugs and sometimes Big Legged Bugs. Those known as Leaf Footed Bugs generally have flattened femoral structures. We would be more inclined to call this a Big Legged Bug. Hopefully we will eventually get a species identification.