Home - Soapberry Bugs of the World

Leptocoris griseiventris

Leptocoris griseiventris (Westwood 1842)

Leptocoris griseiventris
L. griseiventris specimen, Berlin Museum.

Range: Central Africa, Mozambique, Northeast Rhodesia
Physical description: About 9 to 13 mm in length. Yellowish red or yellowish brown; occasionally a bolder red color, with dark membrane. Scutellum is brown and forms a long triangle. Pronotum is trapezoidal with especially slanted sides making the posterior part of the pronotum much broader than the anterior part, and is finely dotted. Ventral side is mostly yellow. Appendages are brownish black.
May resemble: L. chevreuxi (lacks short, dark pilosity and coarse dots on pronotum, rostrum is shorter) and L. latus (broader in shape)


Estimated L. griseiventris distribution
Leptocoris griseiventris has been found in Sierra Leon, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique but the exact locations of where it was collected are not known.

Red markers = exact locations insects have been found
Blue region(s) of land = inferred range
3/4 inch = 2000 miles
Click here for an interactive version of this map.