the western leaffooted bug grew up
Location: South Pasadena
June 18, 2011 1:55 am
Here are later stages of development of the bug I previously submitted. It has since left the sunflower, either making use of wings or serving as bird food.
Thanks for adding to your previous posting of the stages of growth for this Leaf Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus, now correctly identified. According to BugGuide: “Two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum are distinctive. Also has a zigzagging white band across the wings (like some other species). Expansions of the hind tibiae are also much larger and more jagged than most other species.” Your photo of the adult definitely shows the two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum.