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Leptoglossus occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Coreidae
Genus: Leptoglossus
Guérin-Méneville, 1831

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Leptoglossus is a genus of true bugs in the leaf-footed bug family. Several species are economic pests of agricultural crops. Like members of some other genera in the family, these bugs have leaflike dilations of the hind tibia. Several species are of economic importance and one, L. chilensis has been reported to bite humans.[1]

Species include:


  1. ^ Faúndez, E, I, & M. A. Carvajal. 2011. Primer registro de una picadura de Leptoglossus chilensis (Spinola, 1852) (Hemíptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) en un ser humano. Boletín de Biodiversidad de Chile, 6: 22-25.
  • Schaefer, C. W., R. J. Packauskas, and K. Bu. (2008). A new species of Leptoglossus (Hemiptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) from Brazil. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110:1 61-66.
  • Schaefer, C. W. and A. R. Panizzi. (2000). Heteroptera of Economic Importance. CRC Press pg. 357. ISBN 0-8493-0695-7

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