photographed during a FONT tour on the Caribbean side of Panama, 
at a lodge called Sierra Llorona, in hills near Colon.
Leaf-footed Bugs are in the family Coreidae, in the genus Leptoglossus.
They are large insects, with leaf-like expansions of the hind tibia and femora.
They have four-segmented antennae, large compound eyes, 
and one pair of oceli, or simple eyes. There are a few species.
Among the favored food, are the seed pods of Catalpa trees.
These beautiful creatures can be found in the garden at Sierra Llorona.
They are perfectly harmless. Although they have stink glands, 
the odor is not revolting or persistent. 
Only when they are grabbed, do they use that defense.

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