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Species Leptoglossus corculus - Leaf-footed Pine Seed Bug

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Classification
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 corculus (Leaf-footed Pine Seed Bug)
Explanation of Names
Leptoglossus corculus (Say 1832)
Identification
Adults are brown with a thin zig-zag mark across the back (confined to veins). Outer metatibial dilation distinctly longer than the inner one
Range
e. US (NY-FL to MO-TX)(1)
Habitat
pine and mixed pine forests
Season
Adults present Mar-Nov in GA(2)
Food
one of the most destructive insects attacking pine seeds in se. US(2)(3)
Life Cycle
Adults overwinter(2)
Remarks
may invade homes (Bromley 1997)
Internet References
(L. corculus info begins on page 36)
Works Cited
1.Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.
2.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.
3.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.
4.Seed and cone insects of southern pines
Ebel B.H., Flavell T.H., Drake L.E., Yates H.O. III, DeBarr G.L. 1980. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report SE-8. 43 pp.