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Leaf-Footed Bug

Acanthocephala declivis

Description:

UPDATE: Thanks for the correction, J! Looks like this is a simple leaf-footed bug specimen, not a western conifer seed bug! --------- Duller and browner than most of the photos I've seen of brighter, redder specimens. Is that perhaps a winter thing? I can't think of what else this could be, considering I know western conifer seed bugs do live in this part of Texas. But I'm open to suggestions.

Habitat:

Across the United States, most common in Florida. Invasive species in Europe.

Notes:

Found hanging on the window screen at my parents' house.

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5 Comments

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 8 years ago

This is baffling!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

It is a possibility, though in Acanthocephala declivis, you cannot see the black and white spotting on either side of the abdomen.

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 8 years ago

Do you think it might be Acanthocephala declivis?

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 8 years ago

Thank you, J! Which do you think it is?? I'm struggling to find a match.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Nice! In the leaf-footed bug family, though not the WCSB. You can read more here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/93/bgpage

MeredithNudo
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MeredithNudo

Texas, USA

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 18, 2012

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