Leaffooted Bugs

Family Coreidae


Members of the family Coreidae are not unlike Seed Bugs (Lygaeidae) but have a great many veins in the membrane. The head is always narrower than the pronotum, and usually is shorter. Coloration is most often brown or black.  The common name Leaffooted Bugs refers to the hind tibia, which is often expanded into a leaf-like structure. The family is sometimes called Squash Bugs, after the important agricultural pests in the genus Anasa.

Some members of this family feed on vegegation, while others are predators.

The New World is home to some 838 species of Coreid, placed in 136 genera (Packauskas, 1994).


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Lycambes sp.
Merocoris distinctus
Acanthocephala terminalis
Acanthocephala thomasi
Cnemomis sp.
Petalops sp.
Petalops thoracicus
Sagotylus confluentus
Anisoscelis affinis
Leptoglossus oppositus
Narnia femorata
Melucha sp.
Nematopus cf. caicarensis
Nematopus indus
Piezogaster sp.
Chelinidea vittiger
Anasa armigera
Anasa tristis
Hypselonotus concinnus
Hypselonotus sp.

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