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Leptoglossus occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Coreidae
Subfamily: Coreinae
Tribe: Anisoscelini
Genus: Leptoglossus
Guérin-Méneville, 1831

61 described species and one describes subspecies (see text)

Leptoglossus is a genus of true bugs in the leaf-footed bug family. Several species are economic pests of agricultural crops.[1] 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 species, L. chilensis, has been reported to bite humans.[2]

Current list of described species and subspecies include:[3][4]


  1. ^ Schaefer, C. W. and A. R. Panizzi. 2000. Heteroptera of Economic Importance. CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0695-7
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Brailovsky, Harry. 2014. Illustrated key for identification of the species included in the genus Leptoglossus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreina: Anisoscelini), and descriptions of five new species and new synonyms. Zootaxa 3794(1): 143-178.
  4. ^ 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.

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