Category: Hemipterans

Acanthocephala declivis, 19 June 2022

Acanthocephala declivis, the Giant leaf-footed bug; Lake county, Florida (19 June 2022). The Giant leaf-footed bug is another seemingly scary big bug many believe to be dangerous to humans but, in fact, is not. This is no assassin bug, despite its fearsome appearance. As… Continue Reading “Acanthocephala declivis, 19 June 2022”

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,… Continue Reading “Leptoglossus fulvicornis, 21 July 2020”

Neotibicen tibicen australis, 15 June 2020

Neotibicen tibicen australis, the Southern dusky-winged cicada; Volusia county, Florida (15 June 2020). I found this newly-minuted adult Southern dusky-winged cicada chilling on a trail-side branch in north Ormond Beach, Florida. With a little bit of time and exposure, those bright, neonic greens will… Continue Reading “Neotibicen tibicen australis, 15 June 2020”

Neotibicen similaris, 01 September 2013

Neotibicen similaris, the Similar dog-day cicada; Volusia county, Florida (01 September 2013). One of our more-common annual cicadas in central Florida is the Similar dog-day cicada. They can sport some seriously sharp figure-ground contrast in their dark patterning. This individual was photographed on our… Continue Reading “Neotibicen similaris, 01 September 2013”

Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013). One significant benefit of living in South Georgia for two years or so was the hyper-abundance of cicadas each summer season — especially with this tank, the Northern dusk singing cicada.… Continue Reading “Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2013”