Tuesday 29 August 2023

The Leaf-footed Bugs on the Plant - Nature 89

We saw insects on the leaves of bell pepper plant. After first searching through Google, we doubt about the kinds of insects.


Image 1- The Leaf-footed bugs on the bell pepper plant.

We wonder whether they are the Leaf-footed bugs or assassin bugs. The Leaf-footed bug is a bad buck, while assassin is a good bug.

We did further research, then we believe that the bug is the Leaf-footed bug. This bug is found in many countries, especially in the tropic and sub tropic regions. They look like love warmer climates.

Actually, the bug is commonly found in the southern states of America like in our state, Louisiana, and there are about at least 90 species of leaf-footed bugs across America. So, no surprise that the bugs attack our plants are leaf-footed bugs.


Image 2- The leaf-footed bug Vs Assassin bug (credit to LSU Ag Center).

Leaf-footed bugs consume on variety of plant, just some of them are vegetables, nuts, ornamentals and fruits. If the bugs present in great numbers, then they may cause significant damage to the plants.


Image 3- Tomatoes and peppers, illustration

Have you ever seen the Leaf-footed bugs?

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  1. Leaf footed bugs look so unique and beautiful

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  2. Muy buenas, un abrazo fuerte
    Espero que hayas pasado un buen verano.

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  3. Interesting photo. I have a photo of a full grown one on a Beautyberry shrub.

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    1. glad to hear....

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  4. Hello my dear!
    Interesting photos! I don't like worms, but I find them very interesting :)
    Greetings from Poland!

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  5. Great photos of interesting insects.
    I have never seem them around here.

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    1. they infest bell pepper.....

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  6. I have never seen this insect.

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  7. I've never heard of these.
    How fascinating!

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    1. I see.....

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  8. It is a shame these insect damage the plants. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  9. We see so many bugs we can't identify here in Florida! I try to walk a little faster when they buzz around me! lol Happy Sunday!

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  10. sometimes it is really difficult to identify an insects. There are Facebook groups who do..Michelle

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