Black Leaf-footed Bug With Orange Antennae

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Black Leaf-footed Bug With Orange Antennae

Top view of a black Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala terminalis) with orange tips on it's antennae. Insect photo taken in Chardon, Ohio.

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  • boyd kahler on 2017-Jun-21 17:12:34 boyd kahler said

    Kent City Michigan has a breeding population of Black leaf-footed Beetles which are
    going at right now on a small ash tree. Apparently ants are attracted to the hormone smell as the tree is loaded with ants as well. These insect is unique with it's antenna tipped with orange.
    IS this species harmful to the native plants in the area? Is it an introduced evasive species?
    Have only noticed them this year, 2017
  • Joe on 2020-Apr-24 11:56:49 Joe said

    Just had one fly onto my window screen, impressive colors and scent. Location is texas hill country zone 8a-8b (4-24-2020)
  • Paul Velte on 2020-Apr-29 09:51:41 Paul Velte said

    I have an Arizona Ash tree and these bugs love to congregate on it. Will try to attach photos taken in April 2020. Location: Texas hill country near San Marcos.
  • Steve on 2020-Jun-06 16:56:46 Steve said

    Just came across one of these for the first time in Muskegon MI. Always been brown ones before.
  • Rebecca's B. on 2020-Jul-04 13:09:45 Rebecca's B. said

    Found one in my kitchen. Thought it was an assassin bug at first. It's a harmless leaf footed bug.
  • Tina on 2021-May-17 12:37:00 Tina said

    Killed one on my screen door, yesterday in Mint Hill, NC ...UGH - I hate bugs ..
  • Cristen on 2021-Jun-18 07:20:19 Cristen said

    One flew into our porch. I tried to squish is but it had some type of sac and lived through the squishing to escape. - Norris Tn

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