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Species Leptoglossus occidentalis - Western Conifer Seed Bug


Illustrated key for identification of the species included in the genus Leptoglossus...
By Harry Brailovsky
Zootaxa 3794(1):143-178, 2014
Full title: Illustrated key for identification of the species included in the genus Leptoglossus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini), and descriptions of five new species and new synonyms

Includes descriptions of five new species, new synonyms, with key and illustrations for 61 currently described species.

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A review of the genus Leptoglossus Guerin (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
By R. C. Allen
Entomologica Americana 45:35-140, 1969

Eastern range extension of Leptoglossus occidentalis with a key to Leptoglossus species of America north of Mexico
By McPherson J.E., Packauskas R.J., Taylor S.J., O'Brien M.F.
Great Lakes Entomol. 23: 99-104, 1990
Full title: Eastern range extension of Leptoglossus occidentalis with a key to Leptoglossus species of America north of Mexico (Heteroptra: Coreidae)

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The Position Of The Leptoscelini And Other Taxonomic Changes Within The Family Coreidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
By Richard L. Packauskas
Zootaxa 1696: 63–68, 2008
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Clarification of some taxonomic problems in Anisoscelini and Leptoscelini (Hemiptera: Coreidae: Coreinae)
By Richard L. Packauskas, Carl W. Schaefer
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 103, 249–256, 2001
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Note: Now Leptoscelini is subsumed under the tribe Anisoscelini see (1)

Estadios ninfales de los Coreidos del Valle de Tehuacán, Puebla. (Hemiptera-Heteroptera) I. Chelinidea staffilesi ...
By Brailovsky H, Barrera E, Mayorga C, Ortega Leon G
An Inst Biol Univ Nac Aut México Ser Zool 65:241–264, 1994
Full title: Estadios ninfales de los Coreidos del Valle de Tehuacán, Puebla. (Hemiptera-Heteroptera) I. Chelinidea staffilesi, C. tabulata y Narnia femorata

The work is in Spanish. (Abstract in English and Spanish)

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Note!: Use this article with caution for determining of C.tabulata - adult stage. The adult description (pg.256 of the article) is very brief (it does not mention the pair of distinct teeth of anterior pronotum and the carinate of anterior femora) and the drawing of the adult (fig.27 - pg.262) does not show the pair of distinct teeth of anterior pronotum ....

Estados inmaduros de coreidos (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Coreini: Chelinideini) de Baja California, México
By Luis Cervantes-Peredo, Jezabel Báez-Santacruz. Harry Brailovsky
Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 85: 741-752, 2014
Title in English: Immature instars of coreids (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Coreini:
Chelinideini) of Baja California, Mexico

The work is in Spanish.
Abstract in English: 'Immature stages of 4 species of Coreidae from the Baja California Peninsula are described. Illustrations and detailed descriptions of all the instars of Catorhintha texana Stål; all, except first one of Catorhintha guttula stali Blöte, and Chelinidea vittiger Uhler; and the third, fourth, and fifth instars of Scolopocerus granulosus Barber are included. Biological notes, host plants and distribution are also included.' (I highlighted by bold the name of the species included in the work.)

Key to the subfamilies and tribes of the New World Coreidae (Hemiptera) with a checklist of published keys to genera and species
By Packauskas R.J.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 96: 44-53, 1994