November 19, 2009
Small Red Insects hatching from some type of egg line on a stucco post of my house. I’ve seen these same insects on plants in my yard. What are they? Thanks,
Houston, Texas USA
These are Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings in the family Coreidae, but we are uncertain of the species. They are also known as Big Legged Bugs because many species have large hind legs. Most Leaf Footed Bugs are plant feeders. There is a photo posted to BugGuide, also from Texas, that looks very close to your specimens. The eggs are barely visible in the upper portion of your photo.