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Finding Leaf-footed Bugs in Your Tomatoes?

It’s that time of the year to see leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus) damage. The leaf-footed bug belongs to the order Hemiptera, the true bug family. Adult leaf-footed bugs get their name from the flattened, leaf like flare on the lower portion of the back legs or tibia. The adult body can be a greenish gray to black, about ¾” inch-long, with upwardly pointed structures on what we would think of as the shoulders. They are hard bodied which makes them somewhat difficult to control. Juveniles (nymphs) are smaller… Read More →