Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Orange Antenna’d Mating Stink Bugs?
Location: Quakertown, PA
June 20, 2011 1:06 am
The body of these bugs looks just like that of a Stink Bug, but these are black and have orange antennae. Also… they seem to be mating. Could you tell me what they are? This picture was taken today, north of Philadelphia, PA
Signature: Jeff

Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Jeff,
These are actually Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae, not Stink Bugs.  We believe they are
Acanthocephala terminalis, which according to BugGuide can be identified by the:  “Apical segment of antenna orange or yellowish, contrasting sharply with the basal three segments, which are dark; flange on hind tibia wavy-margined, narrowing distally and extending only two-thirds the length of the tibia; pronotum with small but distinct tubercles present, surface with covering of golden hairs; abdomen sinuate in outline, the sides of the abdomen bulging outward beyond the wings when viewed from above (these last three characteristics distinguish A. terminalis from A. confraterna).”

2 thoughts on “Mating Leaf Footed Bugs”

  1. I found a similar bug in my home. Western pa. can you tellme why they would travel in? Matting? Looking for food? Warn place?


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