I noticed this tiny greyish brown bug with black flared spots on its
antennae while I was photographing stinkbugs in my garden. I'm not sure
if they are new to my yard; I've spent a lot of time looking at my
creatures and I never noticed them before. It's possible that I've
overlooked their nymphs because they are so similar to leaf-footed bug
nymphs. Here you can see a Chariesterus antennator nymph, the little green bug on the
left, and a Chondrocera laticornis leaf-footed bug nymph on the right.
They do look a lot alike, don't they? The Chariesterus antennator nymph is more spiky, and the antenna
are quite different.
I think I'll have more of these bugs to take pictures of soon, if I can
find the tiny nymphs.
They're little, aren't they! Imagine those spikes on a bigger
This seems to be the same bug, just soaked by the rain. It looks a
lot darker when it's wet It was in the same place that I found
the others, was the same size, and had the same flat spot at the end of
These tiny insects are Chariesterus antennator bugs, and people call them Euphorbia bugs. I guess that's why I
found them on my Wild Poinsettia.