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Gonocerus insidiator - Top view
Gonocerus insidiator - Top view


Gonocerus insidiator
Gonocerus insidiator are a species in the family leaf-footed bugs or squash bugs (Coreidae), in the order true bugs (Hemiptera), the suborder typical bugs (Heteroptera) and the superfamily leaf-footed bugs and allies (Coreoidea). This species is found throughout the world.
Bug - Gonocerus insidiator
Bug - Gonocerus insidiator
Gonocerus insidiator reach body lengths of 10 - 15 mm. Their body shape is similar to that of Pentatomidae species, but they are not so broad. The upper surface of the body is reddish brown and the underside is yellowish-green. The head has strong, long antennae with 4 segments and greenish eyes. The head and antennae are also reddish brown. The pronotum is broad and bears remarkably sharp spikes. The scutellum is smaller than in Pentatomidae species. The wing covers are ridged and - and covered in black indentations. On the abdomen there is a significant edge in drawing a bright line, which is frequently interrupted something darker. This crest is overlooking the side of the abdomen. The hind wings have a dark, golden brown sheen. The legs are strongly built and yellowish-green to reddish-yellow in colour.
Gonocerus insidiator - bottom view - Coreidae
Gonocerus insidiator - bottom view - Coreidae
Gonocerus insidiator feed by sucking the juices from plants, fruits and seeds. They overwinter in the adult stage.
Leaf-footed bug - Gonocerus insidiator
Leaf-footed bug - Gonocerus insidiator
Gonocerus insidiator - Coreidae - Front view
Gonocerus insidiator - Coreidae - Front view

Gonocerus insidiator
AuthorJohann Christian Fabricius, 1787
Eco zoneTerrestrial
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), West Europe (France (South France (Corsica))), Southeast Europe (Greece)


Ecozones: Palaearctic

CountriesFrance, Greece, Italy, Spain
Links and ReferencesGonocerus insidiator in faunaeur.org
Gonocerus insidiator in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
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Image editing with Photoshop
1. Gonocerus insidiator - Top view
2. Bug - Gonocerus insidiator
3. Gonocerus insidiator - bottom view - Coreidae
4. Leaf-footed bug - Gonocerus insidiator
5. Gonocerus insidiator - Coreidae - Front view
Quick search: Gonocerus - Insidiator - Bug - Leaf - Birch - Bugs
Species - Body - View - Brown - Reddish - Pentatomidae - Antennae - Yellowish
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderParaneoptera
OrderHemiptera
Hemipterans, True bugs, Cicadas, Aphids, Hoppers, Allies, Bugs
SuborderHeteroptera
True bugs, Bugs, Gerrids
InfraorderPentatomomorpha
SuperfamilyCoreoidea
Leatherbugs
FamilyCoreidae
Squash bugs, Leaf-footed bugs, Leaffooted bugs, Broad-headed bugs, Scentless plant bugs, Dock Bugs, Tipwilters
SubfamilyCoreinae
TribeGonocerini
GenusGonocerus
Speciesinsidiator
Gonocerus insidiator
AuthorFabricius, 1787
 
Synonyms
Cimex insidiator
Coreus chloroticus
Coreus compressicornis
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