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Species Acanthocephala declivis

Leaf-footed Bug - Acanthocephala declivis Leaf footed Plant Bug - Acanthocephala declivis Leaf-footed Bug - Acanthocephala declivis Leaf-footed Bug - Acanthocephala declivis Acanthocephala declivis Leaf-Footed Giant - Acanthocephala declivis Assassin? - Acanthocephala declivis Hump Back Hopper - Acanthocephala declivis
Classification
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 declivis (Acanthocephala declivis)
Explanation of Names
Acanthocephala declivis (Say 1832)
Size
28-34 mm(1)
Identification
Humeral angles of pronotum broadly expanded, extending laterally well beyond maximum lateral abdominal margin. Metatibial flange broad until apex, then curving in at right angles to tibial shaft. Anterior pronotal lobe with 2 small shining blunt tubercles along midline.
  
Range
se. US to AZ (VA-FL to MO-AR-AZ) to El Salvador & Greater Antilles(1)
Season
year round in the south, at least in c.TX
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.