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Species Leptoglossus oppositus

Leaf-Footed Bug - Leptoglossus oppositus - male - female Leaf-footed Bug - Leptoglossus oppositus Bug - Leptoglossus oppositus leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus oppositus Assassin bug laying trail of eggs.  - Leptoglossus oppositus - female Leptoglossus oppositus? - Leptoglossus oppositus Leaf-footed Bug - Leptoglossus oppositus Brown Leaf-footed Bug - Lateral  - Leptoglossus oppositus
Classification
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptoglossus oppositus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Anisoscelis oppositus Say, 1832
Identification
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)
Range
e. US to AZ / Mex. - Map (1)(2)(3)(4)
Remarks
can be very common on catalpa pods
See Also
L. fulvicornis has no white spots, narrower metatibial dilation, 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.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)