Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide







  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Riptortus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Riptortus Stål, 1859

EPPO code

  • RIPTSP (Riptortus sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Fruiting stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / external feeding
Fruit / lesions: black or brown
Seeds / discolorations
Seeds / empty grains
Seeds / external feeding
Seeds / galls
Seeds / lesions on seeds


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Alim MA; Lim UnTaek, 2011. Refrigerated eggs of Riptortus pedestris (Hemiptera: Alydidae) added to aggregation pheromone traps increase field parasitism in soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology, 104(6):1833-1839.

Bae SoonDo; Kim HyunJu; Mainali BP, 2014. Infestation of Riptortus pedestris (Fabricius) decreases the nutritional quality and germination potential of soybean seeds. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 17(3):477-481.

Kikuhara Y, 2005. The Japanese species of the genus Riptortus (Heteroptera, Alydidae) with description of a new species. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 11:299-311.

Kimura S; Tokumaru S; Kikuchi A, 2008. Carrying and transmission of Eremothecium coryli (Peglion) Kurtzman as a causal pathogen of yeast-spot disease in soybeans by Riptortus clavatus (Thunberg), Nezara antennata Scott, Piezodorus hybneri (Gmelin) and Dolycoris baccarum (Linnaeus). Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 52(1):13-18.

Lee GeonHwi; Paik ChaeHoon; Choi ManYoung; Oh YoungJin; Kim DooHo; Na SeungYeoung, 2004. Seasonal occurrence, soybean damage and control efficacy of bean bug, Riptortus clavatus Thunberg (Hemiptera: Alydidae) at soybean field in Honam Province. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology, 43(3):249-255.

Lim UnTaek, 2013. Occurrence and control method of Riptortus pedestris (Hemiptera: Alydidae): Korean perspectives. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology, 52(4):437-448.

Mainali BP; Lim UnTaek, 2012. Annual pattern of occurrence of Riptortus pedestris (Hemiptera: Alydidae) and its egg parasitoids Ooencyrtus nezarae Ishii and Gryon japonicum (Ashmead) in Andong, Korea. Crop Protection, 36:37-42.

Wada T; Endo N; Takahashi M, 2006. Reducing seed damage by soybean bugs by growing small-seeded soybeans and delaying sowing time. Crop Protection, 25(8):726-731.