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Eastern Leaf-footed Bug

Leptoglossus phyllopus


Found these odd wee beasties on my pepper plant. Didn't SEEM to be damaging it, but just hanging out. Maybe 1/3" long, abdomens slightly curved upward, with small black spikes, as can be seen from the one farthest to the left.


My pepper plant.

No species ID suggestions


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Welcome :)

MrsPbio 2 years ago

I concur... Leptoglossus phyllopus. Eastern Leaf-footed Bug! Thanks, Christine!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Maybe Leptoglossus sp.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Looks like some kind of leaf-footed bug nymph.

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.11, Long: -82.01

Spotted on Apr 22, 2016
Submitted on Apr 22, 2016

Spotted for mission

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