Subject: Blue bug
Location: Elmira, NY
June 28, 2012 11:53 pm
This was found in the grass under a pine tree. It didn’t fly, just walks. The body is blue with two red dots in the head area. The body curves upward. Stripe legs and antenna. Very tiny, less than dime size. Found June 27th, 2012. Outside temperature in the 90’s that day. We’ve lived here 37 years and never saw one like this ever.
Signature: Jackie Berry
We apologize for our original email to you as we didn’t look closely and we misidentified this immature Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae. We believe it may be Acanthocephala terminalis based on photos posted to BugGuide.