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Amazonian leaf-footed bug

Diactor bilineatus


Colourful leaf-footed bug but very large leaf extensions on the back legs. The photo is the best description of it.


Small area of rain forest at around 450 m. Beside a town but unspoilt rainforest close to a river.


The most spectacular leaf-footed bug I have seen - not quite the largest but still large. A specific ID is being sought.

1 Species ID Suggestions

tmvdh 4 years ago
Amazonian Leaf-footed Bug
Diactor bilineatus

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

I love the really spectacular ones like these but generally weevils and shieldbugs appeal to me more.

dandoucette 4 years ago

Wicked! Love the leaf footed bugs!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

Thanks Mark. There are some amazing insects in the world. It is hard to understand how they developed such amazing camouflage or mimicry.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Crazy bug Les. Thanks for showing it.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

Thank you tmvdh.
I was really keen to get an ID and that would seem to fit.

Les Catchick
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Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Nov 14, 2016
Submitted on Jan 28, 2017

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