June 9, 2010
Here’s another picture for bug love. I caught these two in an intimate imbrace while I was out hiking in Capitol Reef National Park. I sat down to take a snack break and caught some movement on the skunkbush. I’m not much of a vouyer, but they were so beautiful I just had to snap a shot. I’d love to know what these bugs are.
As always, thank you!
Capitol Reef, Utah
These are mating Leaf Footed Bugs in the genus Leptoglossus, more specifically, Leptoglossus clypealis. According to BugGuide: “A spine extending forwards from the tip of the nose (technically known as the tylus) distinguishes this species.” We are setting your letter and photo to post in the future during our absence between June 15 and June 22 so that our readership can be treated to daily doses of What’s That Bug? while we are out of the office.