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Subject: Exotic looking insect in my garden
Location: Baytown, Texas
May 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Hi, I found this bug hanging out on an azalea leaf in my garden. It has a pear shaped body (black and white – unless that “white” is really sun glare) with red/orange femur, large black tibia, and a red/orange antennae. I have spent hours searching online for its identity! We live in Baytown, Texas (just east of Houston). We have been buying a lot of wood lately for an outdoor project. Maybe this fella hitched a ride? I also wanted to know if it’s a beneficial bug for my garden. Much thanks!
Signature: Perplexed

Immature Leaf Footed Bug

Dear Perplexed,
This is an immature Leaf Footed Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Baytown, Texas

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