Leaf-footed Bug {Nymph} (Leptoglossus spp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Leaf-footed Bug {Nymph} (Leptoglossus spp.)

Principal host plant is Thistle (Cirsium spp.), but can be a pest of some ornamentals or crops including citrus . To me, it would seem prudent to keep a thistle nearby to protect the others since my thistle showed no damage despite the many visitors of this species. On the good side is they do perform minor pollination duties and are food for birds.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/leaffooted_bug.htm

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