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Leaf-footed Bug

Acanthocephala terminalis

Description:

The small white dot you see I believe to be a mite of some sort. Acanthocephala or Leaf footed Bugs are distinctive, nearly inch-long stately insects in the Coreidae family. Leaf footed bugs are named for the leaf-like expansions of the hind tibia and femora. They have four-segmented antennae, large compound eyes and one pair of ocelli, or simple eyes. The Latin name Acanthocephala means “spiny head.”

Habitat:

Shore of a large pond surrounded by wooded area. Vetran's Memorial Park, Lake Metroparks System, Mentor, OH, Lake County, USA

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Phil_S
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Phil_S

Mentor, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2013
Submitted on Sep 6, 2013

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