Leptoglossus A true bug.
Found this critter on our kitchen window. It is dead now and waiting to be pinned. He might find his way to Chocolatechic for a nice visit. She can feed him lemon cake and tea.
True bugs have:
- Wings that fold flat over the back.
- Mouth with two parts.
- Stink Glands.
Wings of a true bug can be folded out of the way, flat over the back. Mouth parts are for piercing and sucking. The mouth part is made up of two channels, one for saliva and the other for sucking. Each has its own pump. This true bug feeds off of plants and destroys the plant’s tissues.
True bugs also have stink glands at the base of the middle pair of legs. Many insect eating birds avoid true bugs, because they ain’t tasty.
Wouldn’t you like to have one of these for your very own?