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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 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
    1. Meaning that in future there will be even more Leptoglossus trying to get into our homes in winter ;o) Posted 4 months ago
      1. Lol, exactly ;P Posted 4 months 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.