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Species Leptoglossus clypealis - Western Leaf-footed Bug

Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus clypealis Mating Leaf-footed Bugs - Leptoglossus clypealis - male - female Unknown Leptoglossus - Leptoglossus clypealis Leptoglossus clypealis Leptoglossus clypealis? - Leptoglossus clypealis Potential Western Leaf Footed Bug - Leptoglossus clypealis Leptoglossus occidentalis - Leptoglossus clypealis Leptoglossus zonatus - Leptoglossus clypealis
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 clypealis (Western Leaf-footed Bug)
Other Common Names
the common name "Western Leaf-footed Bug" is confusing, as it is also sometimes applied to L. zonatus, and the Latin name for the "Western Conifer Seed Bug" is L. occidentalis actually means "western"; moreover, this species is not limited to the "West"
Explanation of Names
Leptoglossus clypealis Heidemann 1910
A spine extending forwards from the tip of the head (the tylus) is distinctive:

Leaf-like protrusions on the hind legs have very shallow scallops. Broad zig-zagging white stripe across wings.
sw. US to IA-AR-TX & Mexico(1). Appears to have extended its range to include much of the US (BugGuide data).
Life Cycle
prob. 2 generations per year(2)
Can be a pest in pistacio, almond, plums(2)
Print References
Species page (Taylor 2005-2009)
Works Cited
1.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
2.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.