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Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs ID please? - Leptoglossus phyllopus

Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs ID please? - Leptoglossus phyllopus
Skidaway Island, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
April 8, 2015
This member of the Coreidae family in numbers on Asteraceae, Yellow Thistle (Circium horridulum. I believe it is a Leaf-footed Bug, (Leptoglossus phyllopus). ID please?

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Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs ID please? - Leptoglossus phyllopus Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs ID please? - Leptoglossus phyllopus

Moved
Moved from Leptoglossus.

Moved
Moved from Leaf-footed Bugs.

L. phyllopus is a good bet, but I'd like to see it with the wings closed to be sure.

 
Ken- this was the first time
Ken- this was the first time I have ever observed the species with its wings opened. I was completely taken with the yellow/orange color that I simply shot it. I was concentrating on acquiring a quality Mason Bee facial shot, I did not take "another" closed wing L. phyllopus that were all over the yellow thistle. I will follow up today. Thanks

 
I had no idea!
In spite of finding them in large (somewhat creepy) congregations on thistles, I've never caught of glimpse of the bright yellow either! Very nice!

 
You didn't need to delete the third photo...
I think all three could safely be moved to phyllopus. As I mentioned, we can cross reference them with thumbnails in the Remarks section (something I can help with, if needed).

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