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Found 2 of these in my backyard. One of them is already laying eggs in the container I caught it in. Any idea what they are?

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Those are Leaf footed bugs Leptoglossus oppositus. They are true bugs(Heteroptera), and feed on plant juices.

Those used to frighten me when they have landed on me. I thought they were assassin bugs. They still land on me often, but none have ever stabbed me or anything. :rolleyes:

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Thank you so much, Likebugs! I just read about them on the web - doesn't sound like anything I want to keep :) One landed on my son's shoe and he totally freaked and froze! ("Get it off !!!!! Get it off !!!!") LOL

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