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!!!
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.
I think this the one…