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Subject: Beetle on a bamboo plant
Location: Singapore
September 1, 2014 6:23 am
I’ve been visited by these beetles around August. Three years ago, I snapped a photo of them mating. Just the other day, I took a picture of one laying eggs.
Could you tell me more about them?
Signature: Lee Yew Moon

Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Lee Yew Moon,
These are not beetles.  These look like Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae to us, but we cannot provide a species name for you.  We did find a very similar looking Leaf Footed Bug from Singapore on AllExperts.

Leaf Footed Bug laying Eggs

Leaf Footed Bug laying Eggs

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Subject: golden eggs
Location: barnwell, sc, usa
August 10, 2014 2:43 pm
Was curious as to what these might grow up to be? The seem to be iridescent. Found them on a clothes pin.
Signature: heather

Probably Coreid Bug Eggs

Probably Coreid Bug Eggs

Dear Heather,
We found a matching image on BugGuide to your golden eggs, and they are only identified to the family level of Coreidae, the Leaf Footed Bug family.

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Subject: Giant Agave Bug
Location: Tucker GA
August 9, 2014 1:36 pm
Found this guy hanging out on my screen. He’s a long way from home! I’ve never seen one here in Georgia before!
Signature: Misangela

Big Legged Bug:  Acanthocephala declivis

Pumpkin Bug: Acanthocephala declivis

Dear Misangela,
You have the correct genus but the wrong species.  The Giant Agave Bug is a Southwestern species,
Acanthocephala thomasi.  Your individual is a Big Legged Bug in the same genus that does not have a common name, Acanthocephala declivisIt can be identified, according to BugGuide, by the:  “Humeral angles of pronotum broadly expanded, extending laterally well beyond maximum lateral abdominal margin. Metatibial flange broad until apex, then curving in at right angles to tibial shaft. Anterior pronotal lobe with 2 small shining blunt tubercles along midline.”  Back in 2010, we received a submission of this species and we proposed the common name of Pumpkin Bug in honor of a grandmother who prescribed a shot of whiskey for whatever ails you, much like our own Slavik grandmother.

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Subject: Bug ID
Location: Manila, Philippines
August 8, 2014 1:18 am
Found the bug in the attached images in my yard in the Philippines. I would just like to know what it is so grateful for your help.
Signature: no preference

Citron Bug

Citron Bug

We began our research by locating a matching image on The Flying Kiwi where this Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae is identified as a Citron Bug, Leptoglossus gonagra, from Viet Nam.  We located another matching image on Forestry Images.  Continued research revealed that the Citron Bug or Passionvine Bug is also represented on BugGuide which provides this information:  “a widespread neotropical sp. ranging into the Gulf states (FL-TX) & MO; also widespread in the tropical & subtropical regions of the Old World.”

Citron Bug

Citron Bug

Briliant Daniel, thanks for the speedy help.
Regards
David

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Subject: Beetle Costa Rica
Location: costa rica Manuel Antonio
August 7, 2014 2:49 pm
we found it in Manuel Antonio N.P. on march 19, 2014.
Family Coreidae? Miridae?
thanks for your help
fredfrombelgium
Signature: fred from belgium

Leaf Footed Bug:  Paraphes flavocolis

Leaf Footed Bug: Paraphes flavocinctus

Dear Fred from Belgium,
In your subject line you imply that this is a Beetle, but in the body of your request you mention the Leaf Footed Bug family Coreidae.  The latter is correct.  We identified this Leaf Footed Bug as
Paraphes flavocinctus on the Quaoar Power Zoo website.  We have a previous submission of Paraphes flavocinctus in our archives as well.  It is identified as Paryphes flavocinctus on Bio-Nica.

thanks again!!
Please Daniel, what’s the correct namen Paraphes  or  Paryphes?
both are used in literature…
thank you
fred

Hi Fred,
We are not certain which name is more correct and that would probably take input from a Heteropterist or checking older reference books rather than online sources.

oké, thank you!
fred

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Subject: underside of zucchini leaves
Location: northeast ohio
July 22, 2014 4:18 pm
A friend who runs a small busy found these on the underside of a leaf. This was today, so high summer. We want to know what this is and whether they will damage the pants
Signature: golly

Squash Bug Hatchlings

Squash Bug Hatchlings

Dear golly,
These are eggs and newly hatched Squash Bugs,
Anasa tristis, and there is on older, but still immature individual near the center of the group.  You can compare your image to this excellent series of images on BugGuide.  Squash Bugs will not damage your pants, but according to BugGuide:  “the most injurious coreid in FL causes wilting and blackening of leaves; can transmit cucurbit yellow vine disease.”  While they will not damage your pants, the are quite injurious to squash plants.  As you can see from the BugGuide Data page, they are not limited in range to Florida. 

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