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Another flag footed CR bug picture!
Location: Platanillo, Costa Rica
March 30, 2012 11:29 am
I took this picture this morning from my casa in the hills of Platanillo – isn’t he a beauty? I saw your other member’s picture when searching for the type of bug this may be. Can you tell me the official name of this lovely creature?
Signature: Paula

Flag Footed Bug

Hi Paula,
This gorgeous Flag Footed Bug,
Anisocelis flavolineata, is represented in our archive with this photo of a mating pair.  You may also verify its identity on Ribbit Photography.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Costa Rica
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2 Responses to Flag Footed Bug from Costa Rica

  1. tomtom says:

    Hi, these bugs are awsome, I’m doing a project at school on Leaf/ Flag Footed. can anyone tell me what their habitat is and their life cycle.

  2. paulavsimon says:

    Google for flag-footed bug life cycle – lots of sites, but more pictures than information, unfortunately. They appear to thrive in Costa Rica due to the cloud forest environment and take 6 weeks or so to become adults. Absolutely stunning bugs, and I see a whole lot of amazing bugs here in CR. Good luck on your project!

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