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Leaf-Footed Bug

Acanthocephala terminalis


You may have heard of the folded fang on the underside of leaf-footed bugs and assassin bugs and the like. Here, you can see the fang that runs most of the length of this assassin bug's body. If you want to see a video of it crawling clumsily across a little branch of this sapling (I had trouble keeping it focused) I have one here: The bright antennae tips are more apparent in the video than in the picture.


Found on a sapling that resembled maybe black cherry tree, it was under a big laurel oak. Found near sunset.

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 16, 2019
Submitted on Sep 25, 2019

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