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Leaffooted bug nymphs

Leptoglossus sp.


Last december, 20 I spoted some red larvae grouped in a small plant's stem (wich can be seen here: ). Now, 12 days later, I found these bugs much more developed, already in the nimph stage. In the pictures it is possible to see that there are nimphs in two different stages, one older than the other. I hope someone can help me to ID them.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AnnalisaD 9 years ago
Leaffooted bug nymphs
Leptoglossus phyllopu Leaffooted bug

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AnnalisaD 9 years ago

your welcome.......I notice the orange markings around the edges of your nymphs just now....if I come across something with similar patterns I will let you know.....very beautiful spotting!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Annalisa, I think you are right, but I have some doubts about the species. Even the BugGuide doesn't ID these bugs to the species level ( ). Phthia picta seems a bit more orange then my spot's. So, I'll keep the genus you sugested (Leptoglossus) but I'll wait for a more exact ID. Thank you very much for your interest.

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 1, 2012
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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