Leafy Legged Insect
Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 16, 2011 6:18 pm
This insect has interesting leaf-like attachments to its rear legs.
You may have unwittingly identified your insect since it is a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae, and we believe it is Anisoscelis affinis based on images posted to BugGuide. This Mexican species has been reported from southern Texas. Stephanie Sanchez has also photographed them in Broward County Florida based on her Steph’s Virtual Garden: Bugs website.