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Leaf-footed bug



This leaf-footed bug (true bug) was mostly black in color. It had some orange markings and also had some white spots or marks covering its' body. It was a little more than an inch in length.


The Leaf-footed bug featured in the photos belongs to the Tribe Coreini, Subfamily Coreinae, Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs), Infraorder Pentatomomorpha, Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs), and the Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies). I am listing information for the order Hemiptera. Leaf-footed bugs live in and around their food sources which include developing fruit, leaves, and stems. Ref:


This guy was spotted walking across our blacktop on campus. All I can say is researching this guy was not easy. There was not a lot of information I could find on this particular Leaf-footed bug. According to Wikipedia there are 20 genera and 70 described species in the Coreini tribe of Leaf-footed bugs. That being said it was very difficult to find information on the tribe. There are at least 50-80,000 species in the order Hemiptera. Fun Facts: Although they can be a pest in the garden some species are used as a biological control of other pest insects. Ref:

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Thank you for your nice comment. Good luck on your research!

Tukup a year ago

Thanks Dawn. I just photographed one of these (or a close relative) yesterday in Port Neches and was wondering where to start looking. Nice series too, by the way.

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 29, 2019
Submitted on May 28, 2019

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