Leptoglossus fulvicornis, 21 July 2020

Leptoglossus fulvicornis, the Magnolia leaf-footed bug;
Volusia county, Florida (21 July 2020).

The Magnolia leaf-footed bug ranges across much of the American southeast and up a bit into the northeast. Though perhaps fearsome in its appearance, this is not a species known to attack, bite, or sting people. As far as true bugs of Hemiptera are concerned, they’re fairly benign. I find them to be remarkably interesting and engaging. This individual was photographed on my Ormond Beach back patio.

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