Leaffootted Bug

Dorsal view of leaffooted buglateral view of leaffooted bugLeaffooted bug Intermediate indicator graphic

Scientific name: Leptoglossus phyllopus (Linnaeus)
(Hemiptera: Coreidae)

Facts: The dark brown color with a conspicuous whitish line across is characteristic of this species. The hind legs are flattened and expanded, almost leaf-like, which is typical for members of the family. They feed on tomatoes, southern peas, soybeans, and many other plants. Adults are about 3/4 inch long.

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