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Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus phyllopus

Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus phyllopus
Oak Ridge, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
May 18, 2012
Size: ~18mm
In field of daisies planted by DOT beside highway intersection.

Moved
Moved from Leptoglossus clypealis.

Compare white stripes and tibial extensions of clypealis (left) with phyllopus (right)


 
OK, Ken. Thanks for your help.
When you make those comparisons, I see it. The color is a better match, too. Plus I can see the femoral spikes as in my picture.

What does it mean when the edges of the abdomen stick out on either side of the folded wings vs being hidden, as in the two images you provided?

 
I'm not sure that it means anything...
If you look through the Guide, you'll see individuals of both species with more or less of the abdominal edge visible. Here's another phyllopus, for instance:


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