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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Would you look at these legs!!!

My goodness!! If I had legs like this I could kick-start a battle-ship!! LOL!!

These are Twig Wilters ( Anoplocnemis) family Coreidae.
A large bug 24mm (about 1 inch) in length.
They inject a saliva with digestive enzymes into young plants which cause them to shrivel beyond the puncture and this is what they feed on.
They have stink glands between the middle and hind legs.
I wonder why they have such small heads?

4 comments:

JM said...

Wow! Amazing legs indeed.

Gaelyn said...

Maybe their brains are in their legs. ;)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. I am pleased mine do not look like this ..... or do they? LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! You might be right Gaelyn. :)