Western conifer seed bug

Description
The western conifer seed bug is a serious pest in American conifer nurseries and can have a large negative impact of the trees’ reproductive outputs. This bug was first introduced to Europe in 1999 (Italy) and has subsequently spread to the UK from France.
Accession Loan No.
17/2011
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
western conifer seed bug
Simple Name
insect: bug
Full Name
COREIDAE: Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910: western conifer seed bug
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Morgenroth, Miss Holly Victoria
Collection Town
Budleigh Salterton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
COREIDAE
Genus
Leptoglossus
Species
occidentalis

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