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|Species: Acanthocephala terminalis|
The leaf-footed bug is 1 1/2" long with a gray to black color. Their antennae have orange tips, and their hind legs have a flat and leaf-like appearance.
Habitat & Range
These insects are found throughout the Eastern and Midwestern US. They live in fields and forest edges.
Leaf-footed bugs feed off of sap from plants. They walk slowly and can give off a foul odor if disturbed.
Mating season takes place in the late spring. Eggs are small and green. Nymphs will hatch out of the eggs, and go through 4 molts before becoming adults. They will overwinter as adults.
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