Florida leaf-footed bug
|Florida leaf-footed bug|
(Fabricius, 1775) 
The Florida leaf-footed bug (Acanthocephala femorata) is a species of insect. The genus name Acanthocephala means "spiny head" and was inspired by the pointed tylus at the tip of the head. Acanthocephala femorata is found in the continental United States and Mexico.
This insect is considered a pest, eating and causing damage to citrus and roses. The lower rear legs are wider than the upper legs, with serrations. This is especially pronounced in the male. It has long, slim, curving antennae with distinctive orange tips. The body is reddish brown to nearly black.
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