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Need an id please, some kind of seed bug? - Leptoglossus phyllopus

Need an id please, some kind of seed bug? - Leptoglossus phyllopus
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
September 22, 2015
Found in a marshy area of Sunset Bay at White Rock Lake, mid morning, mid September. I'm pretty sure it is not a "kissing bug" although I'm a bit worried I may run into those at some point while photographing bugs. Again, only got the one view before it took off. I am hoping the two little red dots on top of the head between the eyes will help identify it.

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Leptoglossus phyllopus
"The straight white or pale yellow bar crossing the back is distinctive to this species" http://bugguide.net/node/view/437

 
Thank you
Good to know.

Leptoglossus phyllopus…
See reference here.

 
Thank you
I don't think it had the leaf part on the hind leg but I read on your page that it takes several molts before that develops so it may have been at a younger stage.

 
It's fully winged...
...and thus an adult. Perhaps you overlooked the tibial extensions, which are hidden in this view.

 
Good point
Plus it doesn't help that it was 3 months before I was able to process the photo. I was embarrassed that I tried to call it a seed bug when I would have realized what it was if I had seen the hind legs and I was being defensive. I appreciate y'alls patience in addressing my questions and comments. Please keep doing it. I do want to be accurate.

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