Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Anasa tristis
(squash bug)



Anasa tristis (squash bug)


  • Last modified
  • 27 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Anasa tristis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • squash bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Anasa tristis De Geer

Preferred Common Name

  • squash bug

Other Scientific Names

  • Cimex tristis

International Common Names

  • Spanish: chinche de la calabaza; chinche hedionda
  • French: punaise de la courge

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Wanze, Amerikanische Kuerbis-

EPPO code

  • ANASTR (Anasa tristis)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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

North America

MexicoUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-IllinoisPresentCAB Abstracts
-KansasUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-OklahomaPresentCAB Abstracts

South America

BrazilUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Achromobacter nematophilus Pathogen Adults/Nymphs
Gryon pennsylvanicus Parasite
Ooencyrtus anasae Parasite
Steinernema carpocapsae Parasite

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