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Leptoglossus zonatus (Large-Legged Bug)

Synonyms: Anisoscelis vexillatus; Anisoscelis zonatus; Leptoglossus vexillatus; Theognis scriptus f. angustifolium; Theognis zonatus; Veneza zonatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Leptoglossus zonatus is a species of leaf-footed bug, a type of true bug. It is found throughout much of South America, Central America, Mexico, and the southwestern United States. The bug is two centimeters in length, gray in color, with a zigzagging whitish band across its back and two distinctive yellowish spots on its anterior pronotum, the identifying characteristic for the species.This leaf-footed bug is one of the two major pests of physic nut plants in Nicaragua.
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Prey / Diet

Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[1]
Jatropha curcas (Barbados nut)[1]
Punica granatum (pomegranate)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthophora abrupta (miner bee)1
Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle)1
Psylliodes affinis1
Scirtothrips dorsalis (Strawberry thrip)1
Thrips hawaiiensis (Banana flower thrip)1

Distribution

Middle America; North America;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coreidae), Amelio A. Chi and Russell F. Mizell, III, University of Florida, April 2012 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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