Common Name:  Squash Bugs and Leaffooted Bugs


Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Conspicuous scent glands on sides of thorax between middle and hind coxae
  2. Head much narrower than thorax
  3. Ocelli present
  4. Many parallel veins in membranes of front wings
  5. In leaffooted bugs, the hind tibia are expanded into thin, leaf-like plates

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Order:  Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera