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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Centrocoris variegatus

Leaffooted Bug - Centrocoris variegatus Coreid Leaf-footed Bug - Centrocoris variegatus Bumpy bug - Centrocoris variegatus Shield bug - Centrocoris variegatus Stink Bugs - Centrocoris variegatus - male - female What type of true bug?? - Centrocoris variegatus Assassin Bug of Some kind? - Centrocoris variegatus Squash or Spined Bug - Centrocoris variegatus
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 Coreini
Genus Centrocoris
Species variegatus (Centrocoris variegatus)
Explanation of Names
Centrocoris variegatus Kolenati 1845
The posterior lappet on the pronotum and spiny head differentiate this species from any other coreid bugs in our area(1)
Native to the Mediterranean, adventive in the New World (first detected: May 2009); so far found only in CA (Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara & Sacramento counties)(1)
Works Cited
1.California plant pest & disease report, Vol. 25 (Jan 2008 through Dec 2009)
Gaimari S., O’Donnell M., eds. 2011. California Department of Food & Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch. 108 pp.