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Leaf-footed Bug

Leptoglossus zonatus


Brown Leaf-footed Bug with cream-colored "zig-zag" stripe and large yellow fake eyes.


Crawling on some aloe plants in the botanical garden in Medellín, Colombia.


I have never seen these bugs in this garden before, and on this day they were all over the place. They'd let me get only a few shots off before they jumped away. Considered a pest not only for the feeding damage on various crops but also as a transmitter of plant pathogens. Additional info: Many thanks to Kieth Roragen for a perfect classification!

1 species ID suggestions

Leaf-footed Bug
Leptoglossus zonatus Species Leptoglossus zonatus - BugGuide.Net


KeithRoragen 5 years ago

Same family, so not too far off.

allencraig 5 years ago

Thanks Kieth! (Where did I get Agave Bug from?)

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Lat: 6.27, Long: -75.56

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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