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Western leaffooted bug

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Western Leaffooted Bug on Evergreen Sumac 0620

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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

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 17, 2013 at 6:02 AM

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