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Leptocoris insularis

This is the eastern-most Leptocoris species in the Pacific. It has a uniquely colored metallic green membrane.

Leptocoris insularis (Kirkaldy 1908)

Leptocoris insularis
Leptocoris cf insularis adult from Cook Islands. Photo by G. McCormack.

Range: Fiji, Somoa, French Polynesia
Host: Pometia pinnata (Fijian Longan or Island Lychee)
Physical description: Large in size, purplish-brown with metallic green membrane. Pronotum similar in shape to that of L. augur. Ventral side reddish brown; last ventral segment irregularly marked with red, black, and orange. Appendages are black and coxae are red.
May resemble: L. rufomarginatus (larger bodied)


Estimated L. insularis distribution
Leptocoris insularis has been found in Fiji and Samoa but the exact locations of where it was collected are not known.

Red markers = locations of collection sites
Blue region(s) of land = inferred range
3/4 inch = 1000 miles
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