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What type of Coreidae are these?--possibly Leptoglossus zonatus - Leptoglossus zonatus

What type of Coreidae are these?--possibly Leptoglossus zonatus - Leptoglossus zonatus
Los Alamitos, near Long Beach/Seal Beach, 5 miles inland from Pacific Ocean, Orange County, California, USA
August 26, 2007

Moved
Moved from Leptoglossus.

I agree with Boris. What other than Leptoglossus zonatus has white spots on the pronotum?

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed
Moved from Leptoglossus.

 
Perhaps
It wouldn't hurt keeping just this one because of the adult and juveniles. Besides if later on we found out that it was in fact zonatus it would be worth keeping permanently.

Because of yellowish spots on pronotum . . .
I think this is Leptoglossus zonatus.

 
identification
Originally I thought maybe they were Leptoglossus occidentalis when I came across a website that had photos of the nymphs, but I wrote to the entomologist and he wasn't sure that they were. So, you think for sure they are Leptoglossus--what is the difference between occidentalis and zonatus? Thank you very much!

 
Identification - reply
Unfortunately, there are no confirmed images yet in bugguide of older stage nymphs of both species. But compare these adults (note diagnostic flanges of hind legs, and colouration):

Leptoglossus zonatus:
Leptoglossus occidentalis:

 
Zonatis vs. occidentalis
thank you again! so we know for sure they are leptoglossus, possibly zonatus--will have to leave it at that! I'll keep an eye out, though, to see if I can spot any adults in my backyard for verification!

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