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Leaf-footed Bug

Leptoglossus zonatus

Description:

it was molting or something when i spotted it. it was hanging out with other bugs that resemble more to the "skin". i managed to take a pic of one of the other ones. it's about 1 inch long

1 Species ID Suggestions

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 10 years ago
Leaf-footed Bug
Leptoglossus zonatus Species Leptoglossus zonatus - BugGuide.Net


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5 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 10 years ago

You are welcome. The pronotum markers are the key to this one. There are 2 other species here that have either a line or a zigzag.

FelixOchoa
FelixOchoa 10 years ago

the stripes on the other insects accompanying it did have the zig zag pattern on the stripe. Thanks a lot for your help!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 10 years ago

Here is another person who has a good collection of Texas bugs; http://www.asergeev.com/pictures/k/Texas...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 10 years ago

Your bugs marks are not as distinctive, however it does fit this criteria:
Two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum (shoulder) are distinctive.
Also has a zigzagging white band across the wings (like some other species). - yours is a bit smudgy not as clear, but I have seen it both ways.
Expansions of the hind tibiae are also much larger and more jagged than most other species.

FelixOchoa
FelixOchoa 10 years ago

its companions on the same sagebrush had a stripe on the back.
i'm thinking Leptoglossus zonatus

FelixO
Spotted by
FelixO

Alton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012

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