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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: 10 Jun 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent2019van der Heyden (2019); EPPO (2020)
MoroccoPresentIntroduced2015Gapon (2015); CABI and EPPO (2018); van der Heyden (2019d); EPPO (2020)
South AfricaPresentIntroduced2020van der Heyden and Faúndez (2020)
TunisiaPresent, Few occurrencesIntroduced2013Jamâa et al. (2013); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)

Asia

GeorgiaPresent2018van der Heyden (2018); EPPO (2020)
IsraelPresent2019CABI and EPPO (2018); van der Heyden (2019b); EPPO (2020)
JapanPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-HonshuPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
KazakhstanPresent2018Barclay and Nikolaeva (2018); EPPO (2020)
LebanonPresentNemer (2015); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
PalestinePresent2019Handal and Qumsiyeh (2019)
South KoreaPresentAhn SooJeong et al. (2013); CABI and EPPO (2018)
SyriaPresent, Few occurrences2016van der Heyden (2018a)Golan Heights
TurkeyPresentArslangündoğdu and Hızal (2010); Hızal (2012); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)

Europe

AlbaniaPresent, Few occurrences2018van der Heyden (2018b); EPPO (2020)
AustriaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
BelgiumPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPresentProtić and Stanković (2015); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
BulgariaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
CroatiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2018)
CyprusPresent2019van der Heyden and Zettel (2019); EPPO (2020)
CzechiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
DenmarkPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
FinlandPresent2018van der Heyden (2020)
FrancePresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-CorsicaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
GermanyPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
GreecePresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-CretePresent, Localized2015van der Heyden (2017); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
GuernseyPresentEPPO (2020)
HungaryPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
IrelandPresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
Isle of ManPresentNBN Atlas (2019)
ItalyPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-SardiniaPresentEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2018)
-SicilyPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
JerseyPresentEPPO (2020)
LiechtensteinPresentEPPO (2020)
LithuaniaPresentKaralius and Karaliūtė (2019)
LuxembourgPresentSchneider (2010); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
MaltaPresentSciberras and Sciberras (2010); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
MoldovaPresentEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2018)
MonacoPresentPonel et al. (2011); EPPO (2020)
MontenegroPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
NetherlandsPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
North MacedoniaPresentKulijer (2016); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
NorwayPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
PolandPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
PortugalPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
RomaniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
RussiaPresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2018); Gapon (2012); EPPO (2020)
-Southern RussiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
SerbiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
SlovakiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
SloveniaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2018)
SpainPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-Balearic IslandsPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); van der Heyden (2019c); EPPO (2020)
SwedenPresentLindelöw and Bergsten (2012); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
SwitzerlandPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2018)
UkrainePresentGapon (2012); CABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
United KingdomPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-Channel IslandsPresentCABI and EPPO (2018)
-EnglandPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Northern IrelandPresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2018)
-ScotlandPresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2018)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-AlbertaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-British ColumbiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-New BrunswickPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-Nova ScotiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-OntarioPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-QuebecPresentEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2018)
-SaskatchewanPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
Costa RicaPresentIntroduced2019van der Heyden (2019a); EPPO (2020)
GuatemalaPresentvan der Heyden (2020a)
MexicoPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
United StatesPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-AlabamaAbsent, Invalid presence record(s)EPPO (2020)
-ArizonaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-ColoradoPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-ConnecticutPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-IdahoPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-IllinoisPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-IndianaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-IowaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-KansasPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-MainePresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-MassachusettsPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-MichiganPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-MinnesotaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-MontanaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-NebraskaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-New HampshirePresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-New MexicoPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-New YorkPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-North DakotaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-OregonPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-Rhode IslandPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-TexasPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-UtahPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-VermontPresentEPPO (2020)
-WashingtonPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-WisconsinPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)
-WyomingPresentCABI and EPPO (2018); EPPO (2020)

South America

ArgentinaPresentIntroduced2017Kun and Masciocchi (2019); EPPO (2020)
BrazilPresentIntroduced2020van der Heyden and Faúndez (2020)
ChilePresent, LocalizedIntroduced2017CABI and EPPO (2018); Faundez et al. (2018); EPPO (2020)
UruguayPresentIntroduced2019Faúndez and Silvera (2019); EPPO (2020)

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.

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

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 1910 (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Algeria. Revista gaditana de Entomología. X (1), 159-161. https://ia601506.us.archive.org/10/items/rgevolx159161.firstrecordofleptoglossusoccidentalisinalgeria/RgE%20vol%20X%2C%20159-161.%20First%20record%20of%20Leptoglossus%20occidentalis%20%20in%20Algeria.pdf

van der Heyden T, 2019a. 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, 2019b. 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, 2019c. 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, 2019d. 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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