Leaf-footed Bug
Leptoglossus phyllopus (Linnaeus)

Description and Damage: This bug is brown, oblong, and 3 /4 to 1 inch long. A white band extends across the back. The tibiae of the hind legs are flat-tened or leaf-like. Eggs are laid in clusters of 15 to 35 in rows. Nymphs are reddish. Infestations may be clumped in small areas or evenly distributed across a field.

Leaf-footed bugs cause the most damage during the milk to soft dough stage of kernel development.