I was excited to find this insect at Promontory Point just
hanging around on sunflowers. Leaffooted Bugs are pretty
serious pests of plants and trees with nuts and seeds being their
preferred meal. If it was waiting to feed on sunflower
seeds in this Utah desert, it was going to have to wait a long time.
© Carol Davis 7-11-2010
This beautiful bug seemed to be waiting for a chance to be
photographed. I'm probably the first human it has ever seen
so it was a little curious about me and what I was doing. ©
These bugs are not harmful to humans and are quite interesting
to watch. I love the "leaves" on their legs.
This one was thinking of flying so I got a shot of the wing--it's
transparent! I got a few more shots
of this bug when it decided not to fly after all. ©
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