Entomology (Study of Bugs)/bug ID
QUESTION: I found this bug in my house, it was the size of a lightning bug and flies. I live in cleveland oh. Any idea what it is. I have two pictures and I can only attach one, however in both pictures it looks different. its a reddish brown color with white either legs or antenae. Not really sure. Thank you
Unfortunately I can't see much detail in the photo, can you get one that shows the bug (I'm pretty sure it is a true bug, Hemiptera, rather than a beetle) in a little more detail, and lighter? You may need to shine a flashlight on the specimen to get enough light.
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QUESTION: I killed the bug here is another pic I took, it looks different in both pics but its the same bug
Still can't see much detail but I'm gonna hazard a guess - the boxwood leaftier moth or something closely related (see http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=5552
). This is an odd one since it appears to mimic a leaf-footed bug. They are harmless.