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Spot ID Characters for the Family


Squash Bugs and Leaffooted Bugs

Key Characters:

  • Head narrower than thorax
  • Ocelli present
  • Conspicuous scent glands on sides of thorax between middle and hind coxae
  • Many parallel veins in membranes of front wings
  • In leaffooted bugs, the hind tibia are expanded into thin, leaf-like plates

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