Subject: Yucatan bug
Location: Yucatan, mexico
June 3, 2015 4:00 pm
Hi found this strange looking bug on the balcony of our hotel in Akumal, mexico. I have no idea what it is which annoys me as I like to know what animals are 🙂 hope you identify it!
This spectacular insect is a Flag Footed Bug, Anisocelis flavolineata, and the common name is because of the enlarged tibiae on the hind legs. We will be out of the office for a spell in mid-June and we are postdating this posting to go live in our absence.
Hi Daniel, thanks for the prompt reply! Great to be able to put a name to it! So many weird and wonderful bugs to be found in Mexico, I knew I should have taken my Macro lens – so much harder using a manual lens reverse mounted!