Location: Coastal North Carolina
December 7, 2016 7:46 pm
Hey Bug Man! This guy flew on to this branch like a grasshopper, and then I almost lost him. As you can see he’s very well camouflaged. Why is he?
Signature: Stuart Campbell
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus Acanthocephala, and based on your location and the “Antennae uniformly colored, dull reddish or orangish”, we believe it is most likely the Florida Leaf Footed Bug, Acanthocephala femorata, which is described on BugGuide.