Bugs with red lights! These leaffooted bug nymphs gathered on our siding for a few days then dispersed. Upon further investigation, their known to destroy fruits. The nymphs have black legs while their bodies range in color from orange to red.
Like other bugs, they suck juices from plants by puncturing them with their sucking mouth parts, making them resistant to ingested pesticides. A toxin is injected into the plant when piercing its skin, causing discoloration and hard spots on fruits. The adult bugs are highly resistant to pesticides; however, they are vulnerable in their bright orange nymph stage.