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Leptoglossus occidentalis
(western conifer-seed bug)

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Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 07 May 2020
  • 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)
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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)
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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)
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.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
MoroccoPresentIntroduced2015
South AfricaPresentIntroduced2020
TunisiaPresent, Few occurrencesIntroduced2013

Asia

GeorgiaPresent2018
IsraelPresent2019
JapanPresent, Few occurrences
-HonshuPresent, Few occurrences
KazakhstanPresent2018
LebanonPresent, Localized
PalestinePresent2019
South KoreaPresent
SyriaPresent, Few occurrences2016Golan Heights
TurkeyPresent

Europe

AlbaniaPresent, Few occurrences2018
AndorraPresent
AustriaPresent
BelarusPresent, Few occurrences
BelgiumPresent
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPresent
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent, Localized
CyprusPresent2019
CzechiaPresent
DenmarkPresent
EstoniaPresent, Few occurrences
FinlandPresent2018
FrancePresent, Localized
-CorsicaPresent
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent, Localized
-CretePresent, Localized2015
GuernseyPresent
HungaryPresent
IrelandPresent, Localized
Isle of ManPresent
ItalyPresent
-SardiniaPresent
-SicilyPresent
JerseyPresent
LiechtensteinPresent
LithuaniaPresent
LuxembourgPresent
MaltaPresent
MoldovaPresent
MonacoPresent
MontenegroPresent
NetherlandsPresent
North MacedoniaPresent
NorwayPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresent
RomaniaPresent
RussiaPresent, Localized
-Central RussiaPresent, Few occurrences
-Russia (Europe)Present
-Southern RussiaPresent
SerbiaPresent
SlovakiaPresent
SloveniaPresent, Localized
SpainPresent
-Balearic IslandsPresent
SwedenPresent
SwitzerlandPresent, Localized
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent
-Channel IslandsPresent
-EnglandPresent, Localized
-Northern IrelandPresent, Localized
-ScotlandPresent, Localized

North America

CanadaPresent
-AlbertaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
-New BrunswickPresent
-Nova ScotiaPresent
-OntarioPresent
-QuebecPresent
-SaskatchewanPresent
Costa RicaPresentIntroduced2019
GuatemalaPresent
MexicoPresent
United StatesPresent
-AlabamaAbsent, Invalid presence record(s)
-ArizonaPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-ColoradoPresent
-ConnecticutPresent
-IdahoPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IndianaPresent
-IowaPresent
-KansasPresent
-MainePresent
-MassachusettsPresent
-MichiganPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-MontanaPresent
-NebraskaPresent
-New HampshirePresent
-New MexicoPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North DakotaPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-Rhode IslandPresent
-TexasPresent
-UtahPresent
-VermontPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-WisconsinPresent
-WyomingPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresentIntroduced2017
BrazilPresentIntroduced2020
ChilePresent, LocalizedIntroduced2017
UruguayPresentIntroduced2019

References

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Nemer, N., El Khoury, Y., Noujeim, E., Zgheib, Y., Tarasco, E., van der Heyden, T., 2019. First records of the invasive species Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Hemiptera: Coreidae) on different coniferous species including the cedars of Lebanon. Revista Chilena de Entomología, 45(4), 507-513. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/57525/56945

van der Heyden, T., 2019. New data on the biology and distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini). Arquivos Entomolóxicos, 21, 31-32. http://www.aegaweb.com/arquivos_entomoloxicos/ae21_2019_van_der_heyden_new_data_biology_distribution_leptoglossus_occidentalis_hemiptera_coreidae.pdf

van der Heyden, T., 2019. Summarized data on the European distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini). Revista Chilena de Entomología, 45(3), 499-502. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/57271/54112

Distribution References

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 DOI:10.1016/j.aspen.2013.04.001

Arslangündoğdu Z, Hızal E, 2010. The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910), recorded in Turkey (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Zoology in the Middle East. 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. In: Klapalekiana, 54 1-3.

CABI, EPPO, 2018. Leptoglossus occidentalis. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. map 741 (1st revisio. DOI:10.1079/DMPP/20183202725

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Chireceanu C, Teodoru A, Chiriloaie A, 2017. New invasive insect pests recently reported in Southern Romania. Scientific Papers - Series B, Horticulture. 461-467. http://horticulturejournal.usamv.ro/pdf/2017/Art68.pdf

EPPO, 2021. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

Faundez E I, Rocca J R, Villablanca J, 2018. On the establishment of the western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Chile. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 44 (2), 207-210. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/39352/33565

Faúndez EI, Silvera M, 2019. On the presence of the Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Uruguay. In: Revista Chilena de Entomología, 45 (4) 549-551. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/57522/56942

Gapon D A, 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. Ėntomologicheskoe Obozrenie. 91 (3), 559-568.

Gapon DA, 2015. First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Morocco. In: Heteropterus Revista de Entomología, 12 (2) 161-163.

Golub V B, Aksenenko E V, Soboleva V A, Kornev I I, 2020. New data on the distribution of the tropical bed bug Cimex hemipterus and the western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Cimicidae, Coreidae) in the European part of Russia. Russian Journal of Biological Invasions. 11 (2), 97-100. DOI:10.1134/S2075111720020046

Handal E N, Qumsiyeh M B, 2019. First Record of the Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera, Coreidae), from Palestine. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences. 12 (5), 657-658.

Handal E N, Qumsiyeh M B, 2019a. First record of the western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera, Coreidae), from Palestine. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences (JJBS). 12 (5), 657-658. http://jjbs.hu.edu.jo/files/vol12/n5/Binder12n5.pdf

Heyden T van der, 2020. First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Finland. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 46 (1), 73-74. DOI:10.35249/rche.46.1.20.09

Hızal 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/ DOI:10.1653/024.095.0216

Jamâa M L B, 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 DOI:10.4001/003.021.0105

Karalius S, Karaliūtė A, 2019. First record of the invasive western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera, Coreidae) in Lithuania. Lietuvos entomologų draugijos darbai. 3 (31), 17-18.

Kulijer D, 2016. Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), two new invasive alien species for insect fauna of Macedonia. In: Ecologica Montenegrina, 5 22-25.

Kun ME, Masciocchi M, 2019. First detection of the cosmopolitan invader Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Argentina. In: An Acad Bras Cienc, 91 e20180493. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765201920180493

Lindelöw Ǻ, Bergsten J, 2012. The invasive western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae), established in Sweden. (Stor skönhet frǻn 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/

NBN Atlas, 2019. Occurrence records. Leptoglossus occidentalis. NBN Atlas [Online database]., https://records.nbnatlas.org/ occurrences/search?q=lsid%3ANHMSYS0020476639&radius=7.5&lat=54.34214886448 341&lon=-4.383544921875#tab_recordsView

Nemer N, 2015. Report on insect pests associated with conelet losses and their management in Pinus pinea forests in Lebanon., Rome, Italy: FAO. 45 pp.

Nemer N, Khoury Y E, Noujeim E, Zgheib Y, Tarasco E, Heyden T van der, 2019. First records of the invasive species Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Hemiptera: Coreidae) on different coniferous species including the cedars of Lebanon. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 45 (4), 507-513. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/57525

Ponel P, Fadda S, Lemaire J-M, Matocq A, Cornet M, Pavon D, 2011. (Arthropodes de la Principauté de Monaco. Coléoptères, Hétéroptères. Aperçu sur les Fourmis, les Isopodes et les Pseudoscorpions. MONACOBIODIV. Rapport final - 1er février 2011.)., Monte Carlo, Monaco: Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco. Principauté de Monaco, Direction de l’Environnement. Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen Porquerolles. imep. Monte Carlo. 100 pp.

Protić L, Stanković M, 2015. New research on the fauna of Heteroptera in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Acta Entomologica Serbica. 20 (1), 13-28. http://aes.bio.bg.ac.rs/index.php/aes/article/view/54/pdf_22

Schneider N, 2010. (Découverte de Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 et redécouverte de Lygaeus equestris (L., 1758) au Luxembourg). In: Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois, 111 115-116.

Sciberras A, Sciberras J, 2010. Additions to the Heteroptera Fauna of the Maltese Islands. (Hemiptera,Heteroptera, Coreidae). Central Mediterranean Naturalist. 5 (2), 50-54.

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

van der Heyden T, 2018. 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

van der Heyden T, 2018a. 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, 2018b. 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/41252/35123

van der Heyden T, 2019. First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Costa Rica. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 45 (1), 51-53. https://www.biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/45598/39335

van der Heyden T, 2019a. Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Israel. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 45 (3), 435-437. https://biotaxa.org/rce/article/view/56529/50593

van der Heyden T, 2019b. Recent records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 on the Balearic Islands (Spain) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini). Arquivos Entomoloxicos. 193-194. http://www.aegaweb.com/arquivos_entomoloxicos/ae21_2019_van_der_heyden_recent_records_leptoglossus_occidentalis_balearic_islands_hemiptera_coreidae.pdf

van der Heyden T, 2019c. New data on the biology and distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini). Arquivos Entomolóxicos. 31-32. http://www.aegaweb.com/arquivos_entomoloxicos/ae21_2019_van_der_heyden_new_data_biology_distribution_leptoglossus_occidentalis_hemiptera_coreidae.pdf

van der Heyden T, 2020. First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Finland. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 46 (1), 73-74. https://doi.org/10.35249/rche.46.1.20.09

van der Heyden T, 2020a. First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 in Guatemala (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae). Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología. 44 (1-2), 213-214. http://www.entomologica.es/index.php?d=publicaciones&num=76&w=1803&ft=1

van der Heyden T, Faúndez EI, 2020. First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Brazil and South Africa. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay. 24 (1), 28-30. http://www.mades.gov.py/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/24128-30_202062_vanderHeyden_occidentalis.pdf

van der Heyden T, Zettel H, 2019. First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Heteroptera: Coreidae) from Cyprus. Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen. 177-178.

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