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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Would you look at these legs!!! (Anoplocnemis curvipes)

My goodness!! If I had legs like this I could kick-start a battle-ship!! LOL!!

These are Twig Wilters (Anoplocnemis curvipes) family Coreidae.
A large bug 24mm (about 1 inch) in length.
They inject a saliva with digestive enzymes into young plants which cause them to shrivel beyond the puncture and this is what they feed on.
They have stink glands between the middle and hind legs.
I wonder why they have such small heads?


Jo said...

OMW I did a double-take at the head size - or lack of it! Have a wonderful New Year, Joan. May 2014 be filled with health, happiness, love and security! Blessings, Jo

Gaelyn said...

I think all their growth went into the legs.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Very sexy ha ha. Happy New Year. Diane