P&PDL Picture of the Week for
October 24, 2005

Leaf-footed bug

Tim Gibb, Insect Diagnostician, Department of Entomology, Purdue University

This is one of the leaf-footed bugs, belonging to the family Coreidae. These bugs are nuisance invaders into homes in late summer or fall and emit a foul smell when disturbed.

For pictures and descriptions of other leaf-footed bugs, visit
http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/
bugs/leaffooted/leaffooted.htm

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Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab Purdue Cooperative Extension Service