Leptoglossus - the cone-seed sucker
A picture of the cone seed bug taken on a spruce tree on the campus of Redeemer University College.
This bug poses a major thread to seed orchards, and I plan to expand my research on insects to include this species.
It will be interesting to compare the physiology of the blood sucking insect, Rhodnius prolixus, on which a lot is known, to this "sap" sucking insect on which very little is known. They are both fluid feeders, but suck very different types of fluids.