Mozena sp. - Leaf-Footed Bug
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Up close with a mesquite bug, a plant-feeding insect common in the American southwest.  Notice the beak underneath the head- this highly-modified mouthpart is used to ingest plant juices.

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson
730m 32º14.3´N 110º58.0´W 
vi.2007 Urban Lot.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65mm MPE 1-5x macro lens.