Leaffooted Bug

Leptoglossus sp.

leaffooted bug

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Leaffooted bugs are common pests of tomatoes and potatoes, rarely causing damage on cucurbits. Bugs are large (to about 3/4 inch), browinsh to gray, with backs flattened and shield shaped. Hind legs are prominently flattened. Feeding damage causes speckling and spotting of tomato fruit.

Consult the Vegetable IPM Web Site for recommended controls of this pest.

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