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Leaf-footed Bug

Acanthocephala terminalis


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.


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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