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.


Leaf-footed bug nymph

Leaf-footed bugs

leaf footed bug nymph

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