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#1 Offline Devi - Posted August 6 2020 - 3:48 PM

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I have no idea what this is, thought I'd post it on here.  :D This was on the side of my house, I saw it when I was outside eating lunch.  Those are average size bricks, to give a size reference.  I don't really need to no what it is, but it would be interesting... :)

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#2 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 6 2020 - 4:14 PM

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Assassin bug, I think.



#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted August 6 2020 - 4:39 PM

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Leaf footed bug.


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#4 Offline TheMicroPlanet - Posted August 6 2020 - 5:08 PM

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some kind of hemipteran, no doubt.



#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 7 2020 - 8:18 AM

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These are not assassin bugs and at more related to milk weed bugs. They feed on plant fluids and seeds.

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#6 Offline MacroMan - Posted August 7 2020 - 9:46 AM

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Leptoglossus clypealis. (Western Leaf-footed Bug)


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#7 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted February 9 2021 - 6:39 PM

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Definitely a leaf-footed bug, and it's a male

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#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 11 2021 - 10:10 AM

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Definitely a leaf-footed bug, and it's a male

This is from August.



#9 Offline antsandmore - Posted February 11 2021 - 11:26 AM

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I have no idea what this is, thought I'd post it on here.  :D This was on the side of my house, I saw it when I was outside eating lunch.  Those are average size bricks, to give a size reference.  I don't really need to no what it is, but it would be interesting... :)

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do you happen to have a pic of its mouth parts? it would be an assassin bug if it has a long snoutish thingy.


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#10 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 11 2021 - 11:30 AM

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I have no idea what this is, thought I'd post it on here. :D This was on the side of my house, I saw it when I was outside eating lunch. Those are average size bricks, to give a size reference. I don't really need to no what it is, but it would be interesting... :)
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do you happen to have a pic of its mouth parts? it would be an assassin bug if it has a long snoutish thingy.
This is old and we have established what it is. I have them here and they are not assassin bugs. They feed on oils in seeds and plant fluids.




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