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Leaffooted bugs - Leptoglossus

Leaffooted bugs - Leptoglossus
Garland, Dallas County, Texas, USA
July 10, 2009
I believe I had one of these ID'd before. Just noticed that one has a straight stripe, while the other has a crooked one. Is this relevant?
There must have been 20 of these on a single plant

awesome picture! Moving to genus page

Moved from ID Request.

maybe Leptoglossus clypealis
They're definitely Leptoglossus

I would agree with Andy...
...but only for the one on the left.

The one on the right is Leptoglossus phyllopus. You can differenciate the two, among other things, by the line across the back.
L. clypealis has a 'zig-zag' line. L. phyllopus has a straight line.

You may also notice the white 'dots' on the L. clypealis on the left. These are Tachinid eggs from These Flies.

ah, very interesting
I'd thought that it was a male and female, but now I can see the stripe difference. I don't think I've seen two different leaf-foots on the same plant before. Only the paired couples. :)

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