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Don't call me stinky!

Don't call me stinky!

Ugly Bug Wallpaper 2009
Leaf Foot Coreidae
| Size: 50.8mm Weight 20-30mg

Bio: Males use large back legs for combat, are related to assassin and stink bugs, and use their piercing-and-sucking mouthparts to feed on plant juices. Predatory leaf-footed bugs patrol tree branches and low-growing plants for caterpillars, grasshoppers, and other insect prey. Like stink bugs, leaf-footed bugs are able to secrete foul-smelling, foul-tasting fluids from pores on the sides of their bodies. One of the 2009 Ugly Bug contestants.

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It's like having your own microscope! Visit our Zoom Gallery to explore and have fun zooming in and moving around each image.

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