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Leaf-footed Bug

Acanthocephala terminalis

Description:

Leaf-footed bugs are named for the leaf-like expansions some species have on their hindlegs. They feed on a wide variety of developing fruit, including cotton, peaches, and tomatoes, and seeds such as beans, black-eyed peas, and sorghum. They also feed on the stems and tender leaves of plants such as potatoes. Damage produced is similar to that produced by stink bugs.

Habitat:

Eastern U.S. west to Colorado. Woodlands, woodland edges, fields & meadows.


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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.96, Long: -85.66

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2012

Spotted for mission

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