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Chince Patona or Leaf-footed bug

Leptoglossus zonatus

Description:

Leptoglossus zonatus is a species of leaf-footed bug, a type of true bug. It is found throughout much of South America, Central America, Mexico, and the southwestern United States. The bug is two centimeters in length, gray in color, with a zigzagging whitish band across its back and two distinctive yellowish spots on its anterior pronotum, the identifying characteristic for the species.

Habitat:

Found on the exterior wall of my office building. My office backs up to a creek and woods. Insect was about 1 - 1.5 inches long. It tolerated me until I got close, then it started walking and flew up higher.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Leaf-footed Bug
Leptoglossus zonatus Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus zonatus - BugGuide.Net


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5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Ehmm, I think you did a misspelling...
Should be zonatus not glonatus ;-)...

KristieMoore
KristieMoore 8 years ago

You are right! Good catch.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Ehmm, I think you got the wrong one...
Yours is Zonatus not Phyllopus, note the different white band and the missing whitish/creamy spots on the pronotum in Phyllopus compared to yours...
Please, check again...
Phyllopus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/822310/bgi...
Yours and Zonatus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/56568/bgpa...

KristieMoore
KristieMoore 8 years ago

Thank you, bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
KristieMoore
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KristieMoore

Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Nov 18, 2013

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