Leaf Footed Bug

Subject: Can’t seem to figure this one out!
Location: Los Angeles area
August 15, 2016 7:32 pm
I found this guy on my pool deck. I live in the Los Angeles area and I spotted him on August 15, 2016. He is a cute little guy that flies ando crawles.
Signature: Lilly

Leaf Footed Bug
Leaf Footed Bug

Dear Lilly,
This Leaf Footed Bug is
Leptoglossus zonatus, a species that can be identified, according to BugGuide, by:  “Two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum are distinctive.   Also has a zigzagging white band across the wings (like some other species).   Expansions of the hind tibiae are also much larger and more jagged than most other species.”

Oh Daniel!
Thanks so much, I have been up all night trying to find him.  I narrowed it down  a bit, but thank you for zeroing in on him.  They all look so different.  This guy’s fancy and extra colorful!
Thank you for responding so quickly!
I just love what you do.  Thanks for helping me with my curiosity of life’s little creatures.
Lilly ?

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