Subject: Identification of bug
Location: North Central Florida
December 17, 2016 3:05 pm
Your expertise is requested in identifying this creature. It was crawling on top of a fence board, it caught my eye and I took its pic. It is cool looking but fierce looking, too!
This is a Coreid Bug in the genus Acanthocephala, and members of that genus are sometimes called Big Legged Plant Bugs. We know of no incidents of a person being bitten by a Big Legged Plant Bug.
Thank you, Daniel! I applaud your quick response AND your expertise!