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.