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Leaf-footed plant bug nymph

Acanthocephala declivis


Acanthocephala declivis (Say), is one of the largest true bugs in Texas, being over an inch in length as an adult. Adults are particularly active in the fall. Although some members of this group are predaceous, immature stages can be easily confused with assassin bugs (Reduviidae).


On side of building located near an open field bordering a lake.

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bayucca 7 years ago

Yes, Dolph, it is Acanthocephala declivis. I should have remembered this as well, since this whitish "powdered" at the pronotum is quite typical.

Dolph 7 years ago

Thanks Paul and bayaccu. I did some more researching based on your information and it is a Acanthocephala declivis

bayucca 7 years ago

Yes, Paul, it is a later instar of Coreidae and my closest guess would be Acanthocephala terminalis based on the color and segmentation of the antennae. What do you think?

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 7 years ago

This looks like the nymph of a ~ Leaf-footed Bugs ( Coreidae ).I am not sure which species though.

erlerluca 7 years ago

That's a bug a believe

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Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2014
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