Leaf-footed Bug – Nymph
Q: We noticed this pretty bug on the side of our car. The bug was gesturing at us with its antennae and abdomen.
A: It just wanted to be friendly!
It’s a nymph (i.e. juvenile) of a leaf-footed bug, Acanthocephala terminalis.
It’s usually a minor pest of fruits, nuts and vegetables. It is typically controlled by other insects so you need do nothing except enjoy their presence.