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Leaf-footed Bug

Mozena lutea (Herrich-Schaefer)


This bug will be found in trees or shrubs known in Mexico as Huizache (Acacia farnesiana) which is one of its host plants.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Leaf-footed Bug
Mozena sp. Leaf-footed Bug - Mozena - BugGuide.Net

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31 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Impresionante avistamiento!

bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks, Harry! I am happy that I was not too far away with my Mozena ;-)...

Bayucca thank you very much, thanks to the collaboration of Dr. Harry Urad Alperowitz Brailovsky, who is one of the authors of the article I mean we confirm the name of the species of this bug, which as you mentioned belongs to the family Mozena:

Mozena lutea (Herrich-Schaefer) Coreidae: Nematopodini

Thank you very much for your bayucca also help.

bayucca 7 years ago

Should be Nematopodini (misspelling)...

Sew 7 years ago

Congratz dear...magnificent capture..

bayucca 7 years ago

Coreidae, Coreinae, Nematopini. Closest guess would be Mozena sp.
This is the same one, unfortunately without closer ID:
Other Mozena, including the one is the suggestion, only to illustrate the genus!
I try to get closer...

Beautiful capture Eduardo,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

congratulations Eduardo!Excellent capture!!

VivBraznell 7 years ago

Fantastic SOTD .... congratulations Eduardo!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Excelente! Bellisimo e increíble

Congrats ! Outstanding spotting !

Thank you very much, it is a great honor to have my photo so mentioned. Thank you all for your comments and of course I'll keep sharing many more pictures that I have in my file over 10 years of work.

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTW Eduardo!!! An absolutely fantastic with such incredible detail. Very well deserved :) Thank you for sharing!

Yasser 7 years ago

Eduardo, this beauty has been selected as our Project Noah Rangers' Spotting of the Week! Congratulations on the great honor and we look forward to seeing many more wildlife photos from you.

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SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

Wow, when I seen the small image I thought this was a head shot of a mantis. The yellow "shoulder" section looks just like the head of a mantis viewed from the front. And the wings almost look like the front legs.

bayucca 7 years ago

I am thinking of a Mozena sp.

Thank you very much for the nomination is an honor!

I commented a bit more about the photo, as it was done about 7 years ago, and I was the only occasion that I have managed to see this species, I usually go out to the field to take photos two or three times a week and since then not I saw her again.

Only it's a family Hemiptera Coreidae called the Leaf-footed Bug. The photo was taken in an area that functions as a botanical garden in the college where I work Huejutla, where a small coffee plantio among the most significant plants and they were very close to where I shot.

I have repeatedly returned to that place but no luck to find me again with a similar one. The color pattern of this bug is very interesting and not able to find something similar on the internet.

I am currently waiting to identify the species as I am in contact with Dr. Harry Urad Brailovsky Alperowitz, who is a researcher at the UNAM Level Three specialist Insect Hemiptera - Coreidae who asked him to help me with the research and who kindly acceded to give me the help for identification.

This would be all the information you can provide about the photograph of this unique and colorful bug. Greetings to all and take the opportunity to thank your comments.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Really beautiful insect

I love your spotting but it doesn't tell us anything about where you saw it except that it was 7 years ago. Could you tell us more about your experience here? Thanks!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting.

RobThacker 7 years ago

Fantastic spotting Eduardo, congrats.

If it is very similar to the photo that I show, thank you very much for the help bayucca!

bayucca 7 years ago

Coreidae, Leaf-footed Bug. I have some IDeas, but need time to verify first.
Same one:

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow!!!! awesome ....

Hidalgo, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 16, 2007
Submitted on Sep 5, 2014

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