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Mass of bright orange bugs protecting something?
Location:  Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
August 18, 2010 1:41 pm
While having a smoke in my back yard i came across a brightly colored mass upon the white wall of my house. i realized it was a group of insects (six legs?) apparently protecting something. i have never seen anything like it before, they occasionally moved to rearrange their ”defensive”? structure other than that they just stay put. I live on a mountain and have tarantulas, black widows and scorpions. But the shape of these critters is quite strange i looked them up in all the bugs books i had and didn’t find anything like them wondering if you could help out, THanks a LOT!!!
David Chapa

Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

Dear David,
We found a match for these Leaf Footed Bug hatchlings on BugGuide, but the genus and species is not identified.  There is speculation they may be in the genus
Leptoglossus.

Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

Hello,
I think this the one…
Leptoglossus phyllopus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptoglossus_phyllopus

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