Subject: Bug on car
Geographic location of the bug: Hawaii
Time: 09:15 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Saw this hanging on the car. Pretty creepy. Is it dangerous?
How you want your letter signed: Hawaii bug
This is a Big Legged Bug in the family Coreidae, and we believe it is in the genus Acanthocephala, but BugGuide does not report any sightings from Hawaii. We are trying to verify the presence of this genus in Hawaii. The similar looking Sweet Potato Bug, Physomerus grossipes, is reported from Hawaii according to Graham’s Island where it states it: “is a fairly recent introduction to Hawaii, most likely sneaking in on an imported plant.”
Supercool! Thank you!