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A total of 17 results were found at 00:51 on 25th May 2024 when searching for Coreidae.


  • Acanthocoris scabrator (Fabricius, 1803) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Alydus scaber Thunberg, 1822, Coreus scabrator Fabricius, 1803, Crinocerus scabripes Herrich-Schäffer, 1840. Common names: squash bug, coreid bug.
  • Amblypelta bilineata Stål, 1873 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonym: Cristovallia typica Distant, 1920. Common name: spotting bug.
  • Amblypelta cocophaga China, 1934 
    Family: Coreidae

  • Amblypelta nitida StÃ¥l, 1873 
    Family: Coreidae

    Common name: Fruit spotting bug.
  • Anasa tristis (De Geer, 1773) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Cimex tristis De Geer, 1773, Coreus ordinatus Say, 1825, Coreus rugator Fabricius, 1803, Gonocerus obliquus Uhler, 1861, Lygaeus irroratus Gravenhorst, 1807, Oriterus destructor Hahn, 1831. Common name: squash bug.
  • Anoplocnemis curvipes (Fabricius, 1781) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Anisoscelis curvipes (Fabricius, 1781), Cerbus fuliginosus Klug, 1842, Cimex curvipes Fabricius, 1781, Lygaeus curvipes (Fabricius, 1781), Mictis bohemani Stål, 1855, Mictis fuliginosus (Klug, 1842), Mictis libyssa Dallas, 1852, Myctis apicalis Westwood, 1842. Common name: giant coreid bug.
  • Anoplocnemis phasianus (Fabricius, 1781) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Anoplocnemis erythronotus (Lichtenstein, 1796), Cimex phasianus Fabricius, 1781, Lygaeus erythronotus Lichtenstein, 1796, Lygaeus grossipes Fabricius, 1803, Lygaeus tumidipes Fabricius, 1803, Lygaeus varus Lichtenstein, 1796, Mictis castanea Dallas, 1852, Mictis dubia Dallas, 1852, Mictis.... Common name: coreid bug.
  • Brachylybas variegata (Le Guillou, 1841) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonym: Gonocerus variegatus Le Guillou, 1841. Common names: brown coreid bug, Passionvine bug.
  • Cletus punctiger (Dallas, 1852) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Cletus rusticus Stål, 1860, Cletus tenuis Kiritshenko, 1916, Gonocerus punctiger Dallas, 1852, Homoeocerus minax Walker, 1871. Common name: squash bug.
  • Cletus trigonus (Thunberg, 1783) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Cimex trigonus Thunberg, 1783, Gonocerus acutus Dallas, 1852. Common name: rice slender bug.
  • Diactor bilineatus (Fabricius, 1803) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Anisosceles bilineatus (Fabricius, 1803), Anisoscelis latifolia Serville, 1831, Coreus bilineatus (Fabricius, 1803), Diactor elegans Perty, 1830, Lygaeus bilineatus Fabricius, 1803.
  • Homoeocerus (Anacanthocoris) concoloratus (Uhler, 1860) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonym: Homoeocerus concoloratus (Uhler, 1860). Common name: Adzuki bean bug.
  • Leptoglossus phyllopus (Linnaeus, 1767) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Anisoscelis albicinctus Say, 1832, Anisoscelis confusa Dallas, 1852, Anisoscelis fraterna Westwood, 1842, Cimex phyllopus Linnaeus, 1767, Leptoglossus albicinctus (Say, 1832), Leptoglossus phyllopa (Linnaeus, 1767), Lygaeus phyllopus (Linnaeus, 1767), Theognis phyllopus (Linnaeus, 1767). Common name: Leaf footed bug.
  • Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas, 1852) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Anisoscelis vexillatus Stål, 1855, Anisoscelis zonatus Dallas, 1852, Theognis angustifolium Mayr, 1866, Theognis zonatus (Dallas, 1852), Veneza zonatus (Dallas, 1852). Common name: leaf footed bug.
  • Mictis longicornis Westwood, 1842 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Mictis (Cerbus) longicornis Westwood, 1842, Mictis conjunctus Herrich-Schäffer, 1850, Myctis longicornis Westwood, 1842. Common names: twig wilter, rose coreid.
  • Paradasynus spinosus Hsiao, 1963 
    Family: Coreidae

    Common name: coreid bug.
  • Pseudotheraptus wayi Brown, 1955 
    Family: Coreidae

    Common name: Coconut bug.

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