Pests and Diseases forum: Leaf-footed bug?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 19, 2014 3:41 PM CST
If so, which one? Acanthocephala declivis maybe? Or A. femorata? I guess it doesn't really matter which one it is because I read that they are a pest and suck the plant juices. If I see it again I will squash it. It freaked me out when I saw it on a Plumeria leaf and went to get my camera. I figured it was a crawling but and when I got real close it flew up to the Magnolia tree. I read that they suck plant juices
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 23, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Hi Lin. It looks like it is A femorata, a "heavy leg" is the defining trait, and this one has been working out. The only thing I question is the color....all the pics seem to show a dark colored bug, and in your pic, the bug seems a pinkish beige. But then I saw second pic and think A femorata is what you have.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 23, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Thanks Jean! I haven't seen it since the day I took the photo but from what I read they aren't something I want in the garden. Thanks for the help with ID!
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 23, 2014 1:20 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. You are very welcome, Lin . A lot of the Coreids are nasty bugs.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 29, 2014 10:05 PM CST
We get them in the house here. Nasty smelly critters, they try to overwinter indoors. Ugh! I hate 'em. But they are susceptible to my favorite bug killer: rubbing alcohol. Takes quite a lot to do them in, but it does keep them from releasing that disgusting odor.
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