Bug found in Cochise County AZ
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:23 PM
Hi- I photographed these bugs on the flower stalk of a shin dagger (Agave schottii) in Cochise County AZ (SE AZ) on June 25 2009). There were dozens of shin daggers in late bloom in the area, but only a few had these insects present. Thanks, Keith
I’m not sure what this field means
Cochise County AZ (SE AZ) near Sonoita AZ
The field in question is for your name, or alias. These are Giant Agave Bugs, Acanthocephala thomasi. We posted an image yesterday before you wrote, but you must have missed it on our website. That querant described the Giant Agave Bugs as having red socks. Your photo shows the Giant Agave Bugs on their host plant.