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Subject: Can’t seem to figure this one out!
Location: Los Angeles area
August 15, 2016 7:32 pm
I found this guy on my pool deck. I live in the Los Angeles area and I spotted him on August 15, 2016. He is a cute little guy that flies ando crawles.
Signature: Lilly

Leaf Footed Bug

Leaf Footed Bug

Dear Lilly,
This Leaf Footed Bug is
Leptoglossus zonatus, a species that can be identified, according to BugGuide, by:  “Two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum are distinctive.   Also has a zigzagging white band across the wings (like some other species).   Expansions of the hind tibiae are also much larger and more jagged than most other species.”

Oh Daniel!
Thanks so much, I have been up all night trying to find him.  I narrowed it down  a bit, but thank you for zeroing in on him.  They all look so different.  This guy’s fancy and extra colorful!
Thank you for responding so quickly!
I just love what you do.  Thanks for helping me with my curiosity of life’s little creatures.
Lilly 😆

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Subject: Cannot Google ID this one
Location: Northeasthma Georgia
August 14, 2016 5:43 pm
This guy landed on my windshield. We are in northeast Georgia.
Signature: Mickey

What's That Bug? Immature Leaf Footed Bug

What’s That Bug?
Immature Leaf Footed Bug

Dear Mickey,
We are wonderfully amused with your playful take on our site’s name.  The insect crawling on the window, terrifying the driver of the vehicle is a harmless, immature Leaf Footed Bug, probably in the genus
Acanthocephela.  Here is a matching image on BugGuide for comparison.  Several species in the genus are found in your area.

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Subject: What this bug?
Location: Tennessee
July 16, 2016 4:53 pm
We found this bug on my husbands cruiser. We live in OakRidge TN. The season of course is summer. He became very aggressive when caught and changed colors.
Signature: Christen T.

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Dear Christen,
This is an immature Leaf Footed Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala, and you may compare your image to this BugGuide image.

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Subject: Pretty spider with metallic blue butt
Location: North New Jersey, USA (woodsy and mountainous region)
July 11, 2016 5:15 pm
Hello,
This seemingly friendly spider/ or insect was crawling on me and despit my attepts to put it back on the grass, it kept finding its was back on to me over a period of hours.
Its truly gorgeous. It moved slowly, seemed alert to sounds around it and may have hopped a little.
i’ve looked everywhere on line but could not identify it.
Signature: Cassi

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Dear Cassi,
Our previous posting was of a Leaf Footed Bug nymph in the same genus,
Acanthocephala, and most likely of the same species, Acanthocephala terminalis.  Your northern location has only one member of that genus reported, and it is A. terminalis.  Your difficulty in finding an identification is due in large part to the fact that immature insects can look very different than adults from the same species, and most identification guides only depict adults of the species.  We can’t help but to notice that there appears to be paint on your skin.  Perhaps something in the paint created an odor that attracted this Leaf Footed Bug nymph.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is “shrubs in woodlands/wood edges; fields and meadows” which agrees with your description of your location. 

Immature Leaf Footed Bug

Immature Leaf Footed Bug

Thank you so much for clearing that up!
I greatly appreciate your time and consideration!
Cassi

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Subject: Really
Location: Dyersburg Tennessee
July 11, 2016 4:18 pm
Hi my mom found this bug and thinks it’s rare bug..she nor anyone she has shown knows what it is and can’t find another like it online..please help
Signature: Jodi from chicago

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Dear Jodi,
This is an immature bug, and available identification images are generally of the adults, so let mom and friends know why they had so much difficulty.  We believe this Leaf-Footed Bug nymph is in the genus
Acanthocephala, probably Acanthocephala terminalis based on the range according to BugGuide sightings.

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Subject: Whats this bug
Location: Brasil / sao paulo
July 6, 2016 9:25 am
Found in brasil / sao paulo
Best regards!
Signature: Eduardo k

Flag Footed Bug

Flag Footed Bug

Dear Eduardo,
This amazing insect is a Flag Footed Bug,
Diactor bilineatus, and according to TrekNature:  “The longevity of the adult is of 30 days, of form that the complete cycle of the species they live approximately two months, depending on the climatic conditions. The nymphs of this species suck the seiva of the floral buttons and new fruits, and the adults also attack leves, branches and fruits of any age.”

Thankyou very much!
It is a plague for passion fruit crops!
My best regards!
Eduardo Korkes

Hello again Eduardo,
From what we have read, passion fruit is the known host for this Flag Footed Bug.

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