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Leaf-footed Bug - Leptoglossus

Leaf-footed Bug - Leptoglossus
The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas, USA
November 18, 2006
This leaf-footed bug looks like Leptoglossus. Can anyone correct or confirm, and possibly ID further? Thanks for any help--


I just ran across this image...
while looking through Leptoglossus...
Had anybody given any though to it being L. zonatus with an angle that would hide the spots on the front of the pronotum?

It seems to me that the tibial expansions are a dead ringer. The metafemoral spikes seem to match also. I realize the yellowish stripe is a little different but everything else about this guy screams L. zonatus.

New species for the guide?
It seems, we can exclude any species present until now. Most probable (by exclusion) is Leptoglossus brevirostris - however, I can´t tell whether it looks like this, or completely different!

Yes, Leptoglossus
I wondered if this could be L. corculus, but the leaves on the legs are so much bigger than others in the guide, perhaps it is L. brevirostris - not yet represented here, but supposedly it is like a smaller L. phyllopus but with a yellowish cross-stripe confined to the veins. Unfortunately I couldn't find any pictures on the Web for comparison. Any idea of the size of your specimen?

I am currently in a college l
I am currently in a college level pest and disease course in Michigan. This looks like a Western Conifer Seed Bug. Are there conifers nearby?

Good point, that's another similar one -
except this location is much further south than any reports we've seen of that species so far (see data map and info page) - it's certainly expanding its range, though. The leaflike projections are large for that species, too - but they are of course variable - compare below.

Could be brevirostris
Its body was about an inch long-- It's on a lime tree leaf, if that helps with scale. So maybe it is what you suggested.

An inch would be too big for that one
it's supposed to be less than 14.3 mm.

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