Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed, Squash, or Leather Bugs)

Composed of two subfamilies.

Eggs have a golden pearly sheen and an American football shape (Information thanks to thanks to Bernhard Jacobi)

Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Amorbini

Genus Amorbus 

Genus Gelonus 

Tribe Agriopocorini

Agriopocorinae        IMG 9297  IMG 9530  IMG 9525

Tribe Mictini

Genus Mictis 

IMG 6640  IMG 6588  IMG 6443  IMG 6447

Subfamily Pseudophloeinae

(Currently empty)


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