Squash bugs

1 he name of this family is derived from the fact that some species use squash plants as hosts. These bugs arc mainly dull brown. Some are bright red, yellow, or green. A few are metallic.

• I II I ( ( I I I •,<',. .inlaid on host plants. 'There are five nymphal stages, and from hatching to adulthood can take as little as three weeks.

• ()(:< :i RRENC:E Worldwide, especially in warmer regions. On a range of plants. Some species are crop pests.

1)1 actor SPEC IKS and related genera with leaflike expansions arc called leaf-footed bugs.

leaf like expansions on hin(Ilegs of some species are thought to » distract predators

In I si s ICUTANGULUS has very strong hindlcgs, used in male-to-male combat.

1)1 actor SPEC IKS and related genera with leaflike expansions arc called leaf-footed bugs.

In I si s ICUTANGULUS has very strong hindlcgs, used in male-to-male combat.

leaf like expansions on hin(Ilegs of some species are thought to » distract predators

Length 1 '/¿in (0.7-4.2cm), most under /«in (2cm)

Feeding habits 0

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