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Need ID on Nymphs - Leptoglossus

Need ID on Nymphs - Leptoglossus
Moccasin Lake, Winston, Douglas County, Georgia, USA
August 23, 2008
Size: about 5 mm
Found these tiny nymphs on house plant. Did not notice them the day before when I was photographing a Leaf Hopper on same plant. Any help with ID would be much appreciated.

Leaf-footed bug nymphs
- Leptoglossus, I think - compare below:


 
Thanks, I have them in captiv
Thanks, I have them in captivity and I want to keep an eye on them to see what they actually develop into.

 
That would be great
I hope they turn out to be one of the other spp, and not L. phyllopus, which I think is the only one we have documented to adulthood. Be sure to get measurements as they grow - too many contributors neglect that field, but it's useful information for comparitive purposes.

 
I'll do it. Any ideas as to h
I'll do it. Any ideas as to how to rear these fellows (eg food, environment, etc.)? This will be the first insect I have tried to raise to adulthood.

 
Sorry, I have no real idea on bug raising
provide them with the plant you found them on, and try to replicate natural conditions as much as possible, is what I'd do. That would apply to rearing anything : ) You might try posting a question in Forums to see if anyone here has experience with bug nymphs.

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