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Common names: Leaffooted Bug
Scientific name: Leptoglossus phyllopus
Region: This bug is found in the southern region of the United States, except in the far west areas.
Life cycle: This insect produces one generation each year. The adults overwinter in sheltered areas.
Physical Description: This insect is dark brown with a yellow band across its 3/4 inch body, and its hind legs are flattened. The key-shaped eggs are white and laid on the underside of leaves.
Feeding characteristics: This insect will attack the bean, orange, pea, peach, pecan, potato, and tomato plants by chewing the fruits and foliage.
Controls: If the damage is intolerable, use pyrethrum or sabadilla dust, to control the problem.
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