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Can You See the Leaf?

A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Once you've seen a leaffooted bug (genus Leptoglossus), you'll never forget it. If you look closely, you'll see a leaflike structure on each hind leg.  It's especially noticeable when the bug is on a brightly colored tomato or pomegranate. Lately...

A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company in this photo of two leaffooted bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two's company in this photo of two leaffooted bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company in this photo of two leaffooted bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red nymph of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red nymph of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red nymph of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nymph of leaffooted bug checks out it surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nymph of leaffooted bug checks out it surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nymph of leaffooted bug checks out it surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Tags: leaffooted bug (3), Leptoglossus (1), pomegranates (5), tomatoes (1), UC IPM (34)

Signs of Life on a Passionflower Vine

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling on a stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you have a passionflower vine (Passiflora), check to see what insects or stages of insects are making this plant their home.  A frost-bitten passionflower vine on a front porch near downtown Vacaville, Solano County, last weekend still contained...

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling on a stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling on a stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling on a stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An empty chrysalis: a Gulf Fritillary butterfly had earlier emerged. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An empty chrysalis: a Gulf Fritillary butterfly had earlier emerged. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An empty chrysalis: a Gulf Fritillary butterfly had earlier emerged. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leaffooted bug on the seed pod of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leaffooted bug on the seed pod of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leaffooted bug on the seed pod of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Turning Over a New Leaf (Footed Bug)

Close-up of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first see the leaffooted bug, you know immediately how it got its name. The appendages on its feet look like leaves! This morning we saw one in our catmint (Nepeta) patch. It crawled beneath the tiny leaves, sharing space with honey bees,...

Close-up of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Leaffooted bugs making pomegranates their kitchen, living room and bedroom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Leaffooted bugs making pomegranates their kitchen, living room and bedroom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Leaffooted bugs making pomegranates their kitchen, living room and bedroom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beady eyes, colorful antennae and appendages on its feet that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beady eyes, colorful antennae and appendages on its feet that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beady eyes, colorful antennae and appendages on its feet that look like leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM
 
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