Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Leaf-footed Bug (continued)
So on my way out the front door I happened to glance right and down, under the Texas Ranger and among the lowest reaches of the dwarf pomegranate where a trio of leaf-footed bugs had congregated on a green pomegranate fruit. This is an adult along with two nymphs at the same stage of development as the one in the post from yesterday.
If the photo specimens on Bugguide are any indication, pomegranate is a favorite food for these bugs and here they are proving they are not the exception. The rose bush where the one bug was caught molting is close to this pomegranate; in fact one of these two immature Leptoglossus zonata might be that molted individual.