Bug with leaflike legs on passionflower
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Fl
June 5, 2011 9:23 am
This is not the first time I’ve seen these leaflike bugs on my Passiflora edulis flowers. This photo was taken in late May in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They don’t appear to be doing any damage. Do you know what they are?
Your description was quite accurate because this insect, Chondrocera laticornis, is in the family Coreidae and the members are commonly called Leaf Footed Bugs or Big Legged Bugs, and in the case of some tropical species, Flag Footed Bugs. You can find more images on BugGuide where we identified it.