Leaf-Footed Bug

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Coreida

 

Identification:

Color: Brown

Size: ¾-1 inch long

Region: Found throughout the world

Important Considerations:

  • Leaf-footed bugs feed by sucking on plants. They frequently eat and damage tomatoes, pomegranates, almonds, pistachios, citrus fruits, and watermelon.
  • During the spring and summer growing seasons, populations of leaf-footed bugs are usually small enough to not pose a huge problem. However, while overwintering, the bugs can infest homes in large numbers.
  • During the two months of overwintering, female leaf-footed bugs can lay up to 200 eggs.

 

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Because of their feeding habits, leaf-footed bugs are most likely to be found in gardens or near fruit-producing plants. To overwinter, they often live on or inside trees or within homes or outbuildings.