The Leaf-footed bugs Insect Narnia inornata is found in Central America. The fat, extended femora complete with spines can be clearly seen. Length approximately 0.6-0.7 inches (15-18 mm).
Common name: Leaf – footed bugs (squash bugs, tip-wilter bugs, flag – footed bugs)
class/ subphylum: Insecta /Hexapoda
Number of species: About 2,000 (120 US)
Size: From about 0.2 in (5 mm) to 1.7 in (4.3 cm)
Key features: Fairly broad-bodied bugs with the head less than half the width of the pronotum and the fourth antennal segment not curved; membrane of the forewings has many parallel veins running across it, femurs of hind legs often either very swollen or have flattened, leaflike extensions; stink glands present
Habits: found on the plant or plants from which they feed
Breeding:Males and females may come together as individuals, or they may aggregate in large numbers before mating; eggs laid on host plants
Diet:Sap from their host plant or plants
Habitat: Forests, grassland, gardens, deserts, and seashore wherever their particular food plants grow
Distribution: Most species are found in the warmer parts of the world, with just a few occurring in temperate areas.
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