this bug was in my dad’s vegtable garden.
June 27, 2010
the bug lives vegtables , i t bit my dad and his hand swoll up for a couple of days, we live in tampa florida.
This is a Leaf Footed Bug in the genus Leptoglossus. We find your letter quite interesting because this is a plant feeding species, not a predator. It tends to be the predatory True Bugs that bite, like Assassin Bugs and Toe-Biters. We have not heard of a Leaf Footed Bug biting a person, however, they have piercing mouthparts that would be capable of biting.