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2nd instar - Acanthocephala terminalis

2nd instar - Acanthocephala terminalis
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
June 23, 2009

Moved from Leaffooted Bugs.

Moved from ID Request.

Reminds me of Acanthocephala...

But that's by no means an ID--just something to consider.

just for the sake of comparison
Your Acanthocephala idea looks good/on to me. Adult Acanthocephala terminalis found in same park. Another similar looking one ID'd as Acanthocephala

Looks like Eric ID'd a similar looking one as Leptoglossus, but I notice a light spot in the "leaf" Wonder if that's characteristic.

I have no idea,
but I do note that Eric identified it as "probably" Leptoglossus. I suspect you'll need an honest-to-goodness heteroptera specialist to come to any firm conclusion on this one.

yah - i think these are tough
Thanks for helping out with it. Always much appreciated.

puzzle pieced together - Acanthocephala terminalis
Did some looking around. This page, coupled with the fact that Acanthocephala terminalis is the only Acanthocephala I've found around here, I'm going with that. Looks like it's the 2nd instar.

Acanthocephala terminalis life stages

Very nice match.
Great detective work on your part!

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