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Eastern Leaf-footed Bug - Leptoglossus phyllopus

Eastern Leaf-footed Bug - Leptoglossus phyllopus
Juno Beach, Florida, USA
July 1, 2004
I know there are plenty of photos of this bug on the site, however, what struck me about this one was the white spot on top of the head (and between the eyes). It could be a parasitic egg, or perhaps some type of micro-tracking chip? Perhaps that's a silly theory, but I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone can add to this...

This photo was taken at the Juno Dunes Natural Area.

Tachinid fly egg
Good attention to detail, Tony:-) The white spot is the egg of a tachinid fly, most likely a Trichopoda species (they are well-known parasites of Coriedae and Pentatomidae). The bug won't be able to wipe it off, either.

 
What a headache he's gonna have...
Thanks Eric,

I know the micro-chip was a stretch, but the Tachinid egg is just as clever:)

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