Good or Bad bug?
June 3, 2010
This was in my garden in Austin TX. I was not sure if I should have chased it away or not. Since it scared me, I took its picture and left it alone 🙂 I don’t even know what category to look in?
Austin TX

Molting Leaf Footed Bug

Hi Kat,
This is an immature Leaf Footed Bug or Big Legged Bug in the family Coreidae, but we are uncertain of the species.  The immature nymphs often look nothing like the adults which are more commonly pictured in identification guides.  Additionally, the coloration of a freshly molted individual will quickly darken.  Your photo of a molting immature Coreid Bug is quite stunning.

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