This one ate all the leaves on my pear tree
October 27, 2011 3:56 pm
I had a bug problem last year and it is coming back. And I can’t find out what it is to deal with it. I’ve never had anything like this before. I hope you can help.
We do not believe this Broad Headed Bug is the pear tree defoliator. We suspect your species might be the Texas Bow-Legged Bug, Hyalymenus tarsatus, based on images posted to BugGuide which states: “Often be seen feeding on a variety of plants, especially euphorbias and seed pods of legumes and milkweeds.” Since Broad Headed Bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts, they would not be capable of eating leaves.