LindsayArthurRTR
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Are these squashbugs mutating? (ID: Leaf-footed bug)

These are what my squashbugs have looked like so far this year:

[img]https://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac153/LindsayArthurRTR/squashbug.jpg[/img]

Today while I was picking the rest of my sugar snap peas, I noticed these on the fencing (the peas are sharring a fence with cucumbers). I wanted to kill them :twisted: but I thought maybe they might be good bugs. They look kinda like squashbugs, but they are slimmer, darker and no orange stripes. Also, the set of legs closest to the abdomen are flat and wide. Here's what they look like. They are also rather quick at flying away when threatened. Tell me what you think...

[img]https://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac153/LindsayArthurRTR/SquashBug_800px-Acanthocephala_term.jpg[/img]

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engineeredgarden
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The one in the second photo is not a squashbug.....

LindsayArthurRTR
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Sooooooo...What do you think it is :wink: Friend or foe! :D

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Kisal
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It looks to me like Leptoglossus fulvicornis, a leaf-footed bug. They are not friends of gardeners. They suck plant juices.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/51144

LindsayArthurRTR
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Oh yeah...That's definitely them. Thanks for the ID :D Now they must be squished...MWahhhahahaha :twisted:

Funny that pic was taken in Charleston, SC.. Are they common everywhere, or just here.

speedster7926
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I'm so glad you posted this because I have been wondering if they were squash bugs but I have still been squishing them but man do they stink I have always been calling them stink bugs and the bugs that I have also been killing that I thought was juvenile squash bugs have also been the baby leaf footed bugs ty so much but now what is this one its fuzzy I know but can anyone tell
[img]https://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/speedster7926/IMG00179.jpg[/img]
and this is the leaf footed bugs that we have here and the babies
[img]https://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/speedster7926/leaffooted-bug.jpg[/img]

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lilcee
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What kind of bug is the one in picture B? The orange one?
I had a few of those on my squash plants.



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