Identify possible pest

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Help me to identify this kind of insect. Thank you.

Posted by: Francisco (1 point) Francisco
Posted: November 30, 2016


Yes better picture would help. To me it looks like a leaffooted bug (family Coreidae) a common pest of many crops. Both adult and nymphs suck sap from different part of plants. The insect got its name because of small leaf-like enlargements on the hind leg. There are several species

Leptoglossus zonatus (has two yellow spots just behind the head (on the pronotum)
Leptoglossus clypealis ( has a thorn-like projection called a clypeus that extends forward from the tip of the head)
Leptoglossus occidentalis (has neither of these features)


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: November 30, 2016

Francisco commented,
Thanks a lot.
almost 4 years ago.

It´s difficult to do it with this picture,it seems a Coleoptera but for more will need details and better picture.

Posted by: Mario H.Podliszewski (4 points) Mario H.Podliszewski
Posted: November 30, 2016

That is absolutely not a beetle as suggested in the first response (Coleoptera).. Is there locality information for this bug?
It is likely some kind of Coreid (leaf-footed bug) but hard to tell from this image.

Posted by: Lauren Diepenbrock (4 points) Lauren Diepenbrock
Posted: December 1, 2016

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