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Leaf-footed bug nymph

Acanthocephala terminalis

Description:

The early nymphs of these common leaf-footed bugs are quite unique-looking. They tend to have rounded, flat abdomens fringed by a zig-zag whitish fringe, which they hold aloft as they crawl. I believe this juvenile is in its 2nd instar stage.

Notes:

see later instar: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...

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3 Comments

MeganM
MeganM 7 years ago

Yes, it was very quick moving and hard to get anything in focus. Thankfully it landed on my boyfriend so it was easy to chase with my lens.

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago

I saw one of these walking around but wasn't able to get a picture of it. Awesome blue color

FrancisQuintana
FrancisQuintana 7 years ago

Nice spotting

MeganM
Spotted by
MeganM

Lake City, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013

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