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Leaf-footed Bug

Narnia femorata




A fascinating bug.. Note the bumps on its hindlegs.

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JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Thank you all.

catgrin 6 years ago

Hi Joshua - I don't have a full species ID for you, but I do think that your insect is a "Leaf-footed Bug" belonging to the genus "Acanthocephala". You can write that as "Acanthocephala sp." if you don't find a full ID.

Also, here's a website with some pictures of agave bugs, leaf-footed bugs, and assassin bugs to help you separate between them if you find more similar bugs.

You might also consider adding this picture to the mission "True Bugs of California and its Neighboring States". Leaf-footed bugs are true bugs (hemiptera with sucking mouthparts) so it qualifies for that mission.


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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2014
Submitted on Nov 2, 2014

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