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Species Leptoglossus oppositus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Anisoscelini
Genus Leptoglossus
Species oppositus (Leptoglossus oppositus)
Explanation of Names
Leptoglossus oppositus (Say 1832)
Nearly uniformly bright or dark reddish-brown. Whitish yellow transverse hemelytral fascia reduced to a spot or dash on medial vein anterior to origin of cross vein. Lateral pronotal margins non-serrate, humeral angles obtuse with outer hind tibial dilations deeply scalloped(1)
US (transcontinental in the south, north to NY-MN) to Bolivia(1)(2)
can be very common on catalpa pods
See Also
L. fulvicornis has no white spots, narrower metatibial dialtion, and more angular and toothed pronotum
Works Cited
1.Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.
2.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0