Leaf-Footed Bugs

Feb 5, 2021

A leaf-footed bug
Credit Lyle Buss, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida

The common names of the Coreidae vary regionally. Leaf-footed bug refers to leaf-like expansions on the legs of some species, generally on the hind tibiae. In North America, the pest status of species such as Anasa tristis on squash plants and other cucurbits gave rise to the name squash bugs.