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Leptoglossus oppositus

L. oppositus has characteristics in common with Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug, in that L. oppositus produces a pungent scent when threatened and also has a proboscis that is visually similar to that of H. halys--a stiff appendage designed for piercing the skin of fruits and that folds into a channel under the animal when not in use. The popular name for this and related species is "leaf bug" after the leaf-shaped appendages on its hind legs.


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