I have discovered several brown bugs on my watermelon plants. They can fly and parts of their body seem to be cleverly camoflauged to make them look like leaves. There is a single yelow stripe mid-abdomen that runs east-west. Their back two legs are much longer then the other legs and the knee bends upwards. They appear to be laying eggs on the tops of the leaves. Also, I have cucumber next to the watermelon but the bugs seem to like to hang out on the newly developed fruit.
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From your description, they sound like leaf-footed bugs, but it's hard to tell without more detail. I see them now and then in my garden, but so far, haven't seen any damage done. If there are great numbers, they could probably be destructive. Do a search on google and see if you can find any photos. Let me know if that's what they are.
That is exactly what it is. I have them, and have had them in the past, and your right they dont do any real damage. I usually see them on my peppers, however this year I've discovered a small population of assasin bugs and their numbers seem to have dwindled.
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