Leaf Footed Bugs

Leaf Footed Bugs have a penchant for fruit and can do extensive crop damage. They also like to eat cotton and seeds such as black-eyed peas and beans.

Leaf Footed Bugs can be identified easily by their hind legs, which have flattened, leaf –like expansions on them. Similar to stink bugs, these creatures will emit a distinct odor when disturbed or handled. Leaf Footed Bugs are chestnut-brown in color and have a cream colored stripe across their backs.

Although infestation is rare, leaf footed bugs can destroy citrus crops in Florida as well as pecan crops.