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Western Leaf-footed Bug

Scientific Name: 
Leptoglossus clypealis

This brown bug is distinguished by the enlarhed "leaves" on the hind legs.  It is most commonly seen resting on vegetation or hiding among cactus spines.  This bug feeds on plants fluids which it reaches using piercing-sucking mouthparts.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Orchard, Cactus Garden
Leptoglossus clypealis seen on Passion Vine fruit
Leptoglossus clypealis among cactus spines
Leptoglossus clypealis has leaf-like appendages on the hind legs
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