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Leaf-footed bug nymph

Acanthocephala terminalis


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.


see later instar:

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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 7 years ago

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

FrancisQuintana 7 years ago

Nice spotting

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Lake City, Minnesota, USA

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

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