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Leaf-Footed Bug - Acanthocephala terminalis

Leaf-Footed Bug - Acanthocephala terminalis
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
May 27, 2008
Size: Size: 25mm (1")
Acanthocephala terminalis but what is that white circular thing on the thorax ? I've seen several with it on them.

Cool...
I think that is a Tachinid fly egg. Poor bug is doomed as the larva will feed on it when it hatches.

 
Poor bug ?
Have you seen what these things do to other critters ?
Do unto others....

 
Just shot
one of these myself, Sam. With the same white spot in the same place! Shot several last year and none of them had it.

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