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it was molting or something when i spotted it. it was hanging out with other bugs that resemble more to the "skin". i managed to take a pic of one of the other ones. it's about 1 inch long
You are welcome. The pronotum markers are the key to this one. There are 2 other species here that have either a line or a zigzag.
the stripes on the other insects accompanying it did have the zig zag pattern on the stripe. Thanks a lot for your help!
Here is another person who has a good collection of Texas bugs; http://www.asergeev.com/pictures/k/Texas...
Your bugs marks are not as distinctive, however it does fit this criteria:Two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum (shoulder) are distinctive. Also has a zigzagging white band across the wings (like some other species). - yours is a bit smudgy not as clear, but I have seen it both ways.Expansions of the hind tibiae are also much larger and more jagged than most other species.
its companions on the same sagebrush had a stripe on the back.i'm thinking Leptoglossus zonatus
Lat: 26.28, Long: -98.32
Spotted on Aug 11, 2012 Submitted on Aug 11, 2012