Coreidae


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Related to Coreidae: Reduviidae, Alydidae, Rhopalidae, squash bugs

Coreidae

[kə′rē·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The squash bugs and leaf-footed bugs, a family of hemipteran insects belonging to the superfamily Coreoidea.

Coreidae

 

(squash bugs), a family of herbivorous Hemiptera (true bugs). The body ranges in length from 5 to 30 mm. The scutellum is small, the beak and the antennae are four-jointed, and the legs are three-jointed. The abdomen is broad in the middle and often rhomboid; its margins are not covered by the elytra. Of the approximately 1,500 widely distributed species, about 100 are found in the USSR. Particularly common is Coreus marginatus, which is brown and 11–16 mm long. The insect lives on plants, such as dock (Rumex) and rhubarb (Rheum).

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Key words: Heteroptera, Coreidae, Coreini, Nisoscolopocerus, new species, Mexico.
Even though it doesn't have a lot of species, Coreidae is different from the other Heteroptera in the structure and shape of its egg chorion.
Packauskas (2010) listed the ten previously known species and their distributions in his catalogue of the Coreidae.
The superfamily Coreoidea, represented by the families Alydidae, Coreidae, and Rhopalidae, is considered to be primarily tropical with species numbers higher in the southern than in the northern United States (Hoffman, 1975).
PROPORTION OF PENTATOMIDAE AND COREIDAE (HEMIPTERA) SPECIES CAPTURED ON PLANT CROP SWEET SORGHUM HEADS BY HARVEST DATE ACROSS CULTIVARS.
Scutelleridae Poecilocoris druraei (Linnaeus) Coreidae Cletus punctiger Dallas Cletus trigonus (Thunberg) Lygaeidae Pseudopachybrachius guttus (Dallas) Lepidoptera Pyralididae Tryporyza incertulas (walker) Cnaphalocrocis medialis Guenee Noctuidae Mythimna separata (Walker) Naranga aenescens Moore Orthoptera Catantopidae Oxya chinensis Pyrgomorphidae Atractomorpha sinensis Bol var Diptera Chironomidae Chironomidae sp.