Bug – Anisoscelis Affinis, aka Affinis Leaf-footed Bug, Red Big-footed Bug

Check out what we had along the side of our pool this morning!
It apparently is a youngun, as it has not yet developed wings.  Therefore there must be some breeders nearby.  It’s main food source is Passiflora, Passionfruit vine.  And since I don’t have a Passiflora, well…..
anyway, it is seriously cool looking!

In the USofA this bug is only found in Cameron County Texas, but is widely found in Mexico, also in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala.
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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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4 Responses to Bug – Anisoscelis Affinis, aka Affinis Leaf-footed Bug, Red Big-footed Bug

  1. Anonymous says:

    I suppose bug viewers go through stages. I'm at the stage of admiring the beauty of the Affinis Leaf-footed bug. At dusk one evening I was transfixed with the beauty and movements of this bug.
    The feet seemed to be pulsating and reminded me of sails in the sunset. I suppose as I begin to see damage being done to my maracuya I'll be less poetic. Tom Jones, Valladolid, Yucatan

  2. Steve Cotton says:

    I want one. But it would probably join up with the leaf cutters to do in my garden.

  3. Anonymous says:

    wow! i've never seen anything like that! pretty interesting looking! how big is it?

    have a great weekend!

    teresa in lake stevens

  4. Jonna says:

    That is a cool bug. Still, don't send it this way. It seems that everything eats passiflora, I remember fighting the butterflies for the ones I had NOB. I want my maracuya fruit, I don't want cool bugs. I'll watch for leaf looking things on it though, then death by chancla.

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