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Leaffooted Bug - Anasa armigera

Leaffooted Bug - Anasa armigera
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
May 8, 2007
Found this bug on a small bush along a trail in a dry area.

Moved from Squash Bugs.

Moved from Leaffooted Bugs.

Squash bug.
This is in the genus Anasa. Looks like it has the egg of a tachinid fly plastered to its back. Trichopoda tachinid flies will do that, attaching eggs where the bug can't dislodge them....

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