Western leaffooted bug
Here’s a western leaffooted bug, Leptoglossus zonatus, on an evergreen sumac, Rhus virens. The red orbs out of focus in the background are the ripe little fruits of the sumac.
I took this picture on Misting Falls Trail in my neighborhood on November 13th. In a post early this year you saw a different insect on a differently colored evergreen sumac leaf, and this past spring you saw a group of Leptoglossus phyllopus bugs on a decomposing thistle.
© 2013 Steven Schwartzman