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Red spiders and red egg strip
September 8, 2009
I spotted a blob of something on the back wall of my yard in the shade of my palm tree. It was a 2″ long, vertical reddish strip, and clustered around it was a group of tiny reddish bugs or spiders. The bugs appear to have hatched from the strip. Later in the day I spotted similar reddish egg strips on our North facing (shaded) patio screen, but nothing had hatched from them at the time. Any ideas what these can be and if I should be concerned?
Carmie in Lakewood, CA
Shaded south-facing wall in Lakewood, CA

Leaf Footed Bug hatchlings

Leaf Footed Bug hatchlings

HI Carmie,
These are not spiders.  They are Leaf Footed Bug hatchlings, probably in the genus Leptoglossus.  We believe they are most likely Leptoglossus zonatus.

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