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