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Insect on gardenia - Leaf-footed Plant Bug - Leptoglossus phyllopus - Leptoglossus phyllopus

Insect on gardenia - Leaf-footed Plant Bug - Leptoglossus phyllopus - Leptoglossus phyllopus
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
December 4, 2004
Size: 1 inch?
Found this on my gardenia bush in December. Not sure if it is helpful or harmful to the gardenia, but there were certainly plenty of aphids and ants on the gardenia, too.

Leaf-footed Plant Bug
I really don't know if they will harm your gardenia or not. I've never seen any on my Gardenias, maybe it's just passing through?

 
Thank you!
I'll have to do more research on the help/harm the gardenia bit, but thanks much for the ID.

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