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Species Acanthocephala femorata

Acanthocephala ? - Acanthocephala femorata Acanthocephala femorata ? - Acanthocephala femorata - female Unknown leaf-footed bug (Acanthocephala femorata?) - Acanthocephala femorata Mozena sp? possibly - Acanthocephala femorata Large leaf-footed bug with huge femurs - Acanthocephala femorata Florida leaf-footed bug? - Acanthocephala femorata Acanthocephala femorata Leaf-footed Bug - Acanthocephala femorata Acanthocephala declivis? - Acanthocephala femorata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Acanthocephalini
Genus Acanthocephala
Species femorata (Acanthocephala femorata)
Other Common Names
Florida Leaf-footed Bug
Explanation of Names
Acanthocephala femorata (Fabricius 1775)
25-28 mm(1)
Antennae uniformly colored, dull reddish or orangish; flange on hind tibia gently tapering distally; male hind femur greatly swollen and bearing a large spike; female hind femur slender and bearing several small spikes.
se. US (NC-FL to KS-TX) to El Salvador(1)
Usually on brush and small trees in forests, woodlands, and old fields
year round in FL(1)
Life Cycle
mono- or bivoltine; eggs are cemented to leaves
Works Cited
1.Review of Acanthocephala (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) of America north of Mexico with a key to species
McPherson J.E., Packauskas R.J., Sites R.W., Taylor S.J., Bundy C.S., Bradshaw J.D., Mitchell P.L. 2011. Zootaxa 2835: 30-40.