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Leaf-footed bug (nymph)

Family Coreidae, Genus ?


Juvenile bug to 5mm. Very slow, deliberate, almost mechanical movements when walking. Looking through the camera lens, you can see the orange leg flashes and flattened leg segments. Hard to see with the naked eye.


Flecker (Cairns) Botanic Gardens QLD

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newtzzz 10 years ago

that is cute

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 10 years ago

Thank you Mayra and Donna! He was quite cute :-)

DonnaBollenbach 10 years ago

Nice macro work! Great detail.

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Nice one!!!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 10 years ago

Thanks Oneng!

OnengDyah 10 years ago

Great pic...

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 10 years ago

Yes, I can see why they are called leaf-footed bug now, and it is reflected in the nymph. Thank you J and bayucca for the assistance on the ID. Much appreciated!

bayucca 10 years ago

This is a Leaf-footed Bug Nymph from the family Coreidae. Nymph ID is always very tricky, because the look usually completely different from the adults and may change shape and colors during their developement.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

They look much like Coreidae nymphs to me! Awesome shot!

Gaia80 10 years ago

Thanks for the information Andrea! Btw, the bug remind me of some kind of assassin bug or a stinkbug, but have no idea if it is correct to assume that.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 10 years ago

Hi Gaia, I use a Canon EOS 60D and my favourite lens Canon Macro 100mm EF f2.8. I love it!

Gaia80 10 years ago

This was a nice picture, what kind of camera + objective do you use to get these macro images??

Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 22, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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