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!
This is an immature Leaf Footed Bug in the genus Acanthocephala.