Giant Agave Bug

Red Socks
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:36 PM
I saw this guy on a trail in a forested canyon in the Huachuca Mts., southeast AZ (el. 6000 ft). It’s about 4cm long. This is my first foray into bug ident., so I don’t even know where to start! Thanks for the great site, I’m bookmarking it.
Sierra Vista, AZ

Giant Agave Bug
Giant Agave Bug

Dear mt,
This is a Giant Agave Bug, Acanthocephala thomasi, a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae.  Red Socks is a very colorful description for this distinctive member of the genus. You may read more about this species on BugGuide.

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