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Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

Posted by jds0901 NC (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 8:53

Can someone ID these for me? I found them on the leaves of a zucchini plant. Last year I saw some similar nymphs, thought they were wheelbug nymphs, and about a week later was overrun by leaf footed bugs.


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

This is just another picture of the same bugs.


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

Just bumping this back up so someone might see it...


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

I'm sorry....I could have sworn that I answered this a few days ago! I must not have hit the 'send' button.

Looks like more leaf footed bugs nymphs, to me.


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

  • Posted by LKZZ 7b (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 18:42

Assassin bug nymph.

Leaf footed nymphs have the characteristic leaf footed look just like the adults.


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

Lkzz, you need to recheck your images. :-) Truthfully, I cannot think of a single truebug species in which the nymph looks like the adult.

Though the nymph of some assassin bugs are very similar to that of the leaffooted bug nymph, whenever I see those dots on the back of the red nymph, I think of LFB.


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

They appear to be Leaf Footed nymphs, and below is a link showing pictures and identification:

We used to see Wheelbugs(assassin bugs) in our
garden and around the house(never indoors though). They had an early nymph stage that appeared orange, but only the far rear abdomen as orange, with the forward half on the thorax and head black.

http://thecitrusguy.blogspot.com/2012/06/you-put-your-leaf-foot-in.html


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RE: Assassin bug or leaf footed bug nymphs?

They do remind me of juvenile assassin bugs. Last year I had a herd of them on my Korean Dark Green peppers (and sometimes on the Thais) that seemed to be tended by adults. Strangest bug behavior that I've seen in the garden. The peppers, or course, suffered not at all.

Dennis


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