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Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
By Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater.
Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp., 1986
ISBN: ISSN: 0066-8036
Cite: 56637 with citation markup [cite:56637]
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Baranowski, R.M., and J.A. Slater. 1986. Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.

Contents: Definition -- Feeding habits -- Composition of the Florida fauna -- Key to Florida Subfamilies of Coreidae -- Key to Florida Tribes of Coreinae -- Key to Florida Genera of Anisocelini -- Key to Florida Species of Leptoglossos -- Key to Florida Genera of Acanthocerini -- Key to Florida Genera of Nematoonini -- Key to Florida Genera of Corecorini -- Key to Florida Genera Coreini -- Key to Florida Genera of Pseudophloeinae -- List of associated plants.

Summary: Thirty-three genera and 120 species of Hemiptera, family Coreidae (commonly called the squash bug family), are known to occur in the United States and Canada. Almost the entire Florida fauna occurs above the ground both in the nymph and adult stage. They are predominantly sap suckers on stems and fruits. The variation of feeding habits causes some species to become destructive to specific crops. The most injurious species appear to be the squash bug Anasa tristis (which is frequently a serious pest on cultivated cucurbits), other species damage early varieties of citrus including tangerine and oranges.