Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala declivis)
Order: (he-MIP-ter-a) ( Hemiptera Info) Family: Coreidae Genus: (a-kanth-oh-SEF-al-a) ( Acanthocephala Info) Species: (de-KLIV-is) ( declivis Info)
1 neutral 1 negative
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Snellville, Georgia Baton Rouge, Louisiana Coushatta, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Concord, North Carolina Hillsborough, North Carolina Pittsboro, North Carolina Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania Gaston, South Carolina Brazoria, Texas Bryan, Texas Dayton, Texas Garland, Texas Geronimo, Texas Houston, Texas Richmond, Texas San Antonio, Texas Sugar Land, Texas
By Sarahskeeper By Sarahskeeper By lwhalliday By thebutchers1994 By Mar_isa
Neutral riceke On Nov 22, 2006, riceke from Snellville, GA
(Zone 7b) wrote:
I find this bug on tomato plants and fruit toward late summer. It pierces the fruit with its long nose and leaves small circular spots.
Negative tkoske On Jul 3, 2007, tkoske from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:
bad dude; it will bite you if u try to pick it off- so move fast; i even had one buzz me to try to get me to leave! they feed on the fruit, esp red tomatoes and cause damage and bad flavors from their saliva; tough to kill when adult.
Timer: 13.64 jiffies (0.13639116287231).