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Leptoglossus occidentalis
(western conifer-seed bug)

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Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Leptoglossus occidentalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • western conifer-seed bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)
TitleAdult
CaptionLeptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)
Copyright©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)
AdultLeptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug); adult. Lakewood, Colorado, USA. (first detected in the UK during 2007 - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf)©Joseph Berger/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann

Preferred Common Name

  • western conifer-seed bug

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Coreidae
  •                                 Genus: Leptoglossus
  •                                     Species: Leptoglossus occidentalis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

Georgia (Republic of)Present2018van der Heyden, 2018c
IsraelPresent, few occurrences2016van der Heyden, 2018bGolan Heights
JapanPresent, few occurrencesCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-HonshuPresent, few occurrencesCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
KazakhstanPresent2018Barclay and Nikolaeva, 2018
Korea, Republic ofPresentAhn et al., 2013
TurkeyPresentArslangündogdu and Hizal, 2010; CABI/EPPO, 2010; Hizal, 2012; EPPO, 2014

Africa

TunisiaPresentJamâa et al., 2013

North America

CanadaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-AlbertaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-British ColumbiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-New BrunswickPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-Nova ScotiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-OntarioPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-QuebecPresentEPPO, 2014
-SaskatchewanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
MexicoPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
USAPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-AlabamaAbsent, invalid recordEPPO, 2014
-ArizonaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-CaliforniaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-ColoradoPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-ConnecticutPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-IdahoPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-IllinoisPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-IndianaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-IowaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-KansasPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-MainePresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-MassachusettsPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-MichiganPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-MinnesotaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-MontanaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-NebraskaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-New HampshirePresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-New MexicoPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-New YorkPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-North DakotaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-OregonPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-Rhode IslandPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-TexasPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-UtahPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-WashingtonPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-WisconsinPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-WyomingPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014

Europe

AlbaniaPresent, few occurrences2018van der Heyden, 2018a
AustriaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
BelgiumPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
BulgariaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
CroatiaRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
Czech RepublicPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
DenmarkPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
FranceRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-CorsicaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-France (mainland)Restricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2010
GermanyPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
GreecePresentEPPO, 2014
-CretePresent2015van der Heyden, 2017
GuernseyPresentEPPO, 2014
HungaryPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
ItalyRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-Italy (mainland)PresentCABI/EPPO, 2010
-SardiniaPresentEPPO, 2014
-SicilyPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
JerseyPresentEPPO, 2014
MoldovaPresentEPPO, 2014
MontenegroPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
NetherlandsPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
NorwayPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
PolandPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
PortugalRestricted distributionEPPO, 2014
RomaniaRestricted distributionEPPO, 2014
Russian FederationPresentGapon, 2012; EPPO, 2014
-Southern RussiaPresent, few occurrencesEPPO, 2014
SerbiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
SlovakiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
SloveniaRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
SpainPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-Spain (mainland)PresentCABI/EPPO, 2010
SwedenPresentLindelöw and Bergsten, 2012
SwitzerlandRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
UKPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
-England and WalesPresentCABI/EPPO, 2010; EPPO, 2014
UkrainePresentGapon, 2012; EPPO, 2014

References

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Ahn SooJeong, Son DaeYoung, Choo HoYul, Park ChungGyoo, 2013. The first record on Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Korea, a potential pest of the pinaceous tree species. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 16(3):281-284. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1226861513000368

Arslangündogdu Z, Hizal E, 2010. The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910), recorded in Turkey (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Zoology in the Middle East, 50:138-139

Barclay, M., Nikolaeva, S., 2018. Arrival in Kazakhstan of Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae); a North American invasive species expands 2,500 kilometres to the east. Klapalekiana, 54, 1-3.

CABI/EPPO, 2010. Leptoglossus occidentalis. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.December. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 741

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Gapon DA, 2012. First records of the western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis Heid. (Heteroptera, Coreidae) from Russia and Ukraine, regularities in its distribution and possibilities of its range expansion in the Palaearctic Region. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 91(3):559-568

Hizal E, 2012. Two invasive alien insect species, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Cydalima perspectalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), and their distribution and host plants in Istanbul province, Turkey. Florida Entomologist, 95(2):344-349. http://www.fcla.edu/FlaEnt/

Jamâa MLB, Mejri M, Naves P, Sousa E, 2013. Detection of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Tunisia. African Entomology, 21(1):165-167. http://journals.sabinet.co.za/essa

Lindelöw A, Bergsten J, 2012. The invasive western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae), established in Sweden. (Stor skönhet fran Nordamerika med smak för barrträdskottar: Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) en ny bredkantskinnbagge i Sverige.) Entomologisk Tidskrift, 133(1/2):55-58. http://www.sef.nu/

van der Heyden, T., 2017. Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) has reached the Greek island of Crete. Arquivos Entomolóxicos, 18: 185-187. http://www.aegaweb.com/arquivos_entomoloxicos/ae18_2017_van_der_heyden_leptoglossus_occidentalis_hemiptera_coreidae_crete_greece.pdf

van der Heyden, T., 2018a. First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Albania. Revista Chilena de Entomología, 44 (3): 355-356. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/41252

van der Heyden, T., 2018b. First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in the Golan Heights. Revista gaditana de Entomología, 9(1): 1-3. https://biotaxa.org/RGDE/article/view/35594

van der Heyden, T., 2018c. New data on the distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini), including the first record of the species in Georgia. Revista Chilena de Entomología, 44(4), 433-435. https://biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/42579/36265

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