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Leptoglossus occidentalis on Oak A bit out of character, or out of place ... hiding in the rough bark of an old oak tree, probably selected as winter shelter, although I doubt very much that this is a good spot for it .... Alerdinck,Coreidae,Geotagged,Leptoglossus,Leptoglossus occidentalis,Netherlands,Western conifer seed bug,invasive species,nl: Bladpootrandwants Click/tap to enlarge

Leptoglossus occidentalis on Oak

A bit out of character, or out of place ... hiding in the rough bark of an old oak tree, probably selected as winter shelter, although I doubt very much that this is a good spot for it ....

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  1. This individual may get pruned by natural selection. Posted 26 days ago, modified 26 days ago
    1. Meaning that in future there will be even more Leptoglossus trying to get into our homes in winter ;o) Posted 25 days ago
      1. Lol, exactly ;P Posted 25 days ago

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The western conifer seed bug, ''Leptoglossus occidentalis'', sometimes abbreviated as WCSB, is a species of true bug in the family Coreidae. It was originally native to the warm-temperate western USA but has in recent times expanded its range and become an invasive species in parts of Europe.

This species is sometimes colloquially called "the leaf-footed bug", but actual leaf-footed bugs are an entire group of species in ''Leptoglossus'' and related genera of the Coreidae; see for example.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 17, 2019.