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Percevejo-Pés-de-Folha-Leptoglossus / Leptoglossus Leaf-Footed Bug

Leptoglossus dilaticollis


(Guérin-Méneville, 1831)

Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha: Coreoidea: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini

Size/Tamanho: ~3cm (?) Necessita de confirmação / Requires confirmation.


Their natural habitat are often fields. This one was found in Santa Catarina, Benedito Novo in Brazil in an area with unadulterated vegetation, resting on a leaf.

Seus habitats naturais são normalmente campos. Este foi encontrado em Santa Catarina, Benedito Novo no Brasil em uma área com vegetação inalterada, descansando em uma folha.


Leptoglossus dilaticollis é um grande percevejo pés-de-folha pertencente à ordem Hemiptera, subordem Heteroptera, infraordem Pentatomomorpha, superfamília Coreoidea, família Coreidae, subfamília Coreinae e tribo Anisoscelini.

Como outros membros da família Coreidae, Leptoglossus dilaticollis possuem dilatações em formato de folha nas tíbias anteriores. Seus largos "ombros" são outro traço marcante. Esses percevejos são um dos poucos que alimentam-se de Magnoliidae, um grupo primitivo de plantas. Mais especificamente, foram documentados se alimentando de Michelia champaca ("champaca"), mas também foram documentados se alimentando de Theobroma cacao ("cacau"). Michelia champaca não é nativa do Brasil, então é discutível que Leptoglossus dilaticollis também possam se alimentar de outras Magnoliidae.

São distribuídos no Brasil, Panamá e México de acordo com a fonte que disponibilizei.


Leptoglossus dilaticollis is a big leaf-footed bug in the order Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera, infraorder Pentatomomorpha, superfamily Coreoidea, family Coreidae, subfamily Coreinae and tribe Anisoscelini.

Like other members of the family Coreidae, Leptoglossus dilaticollis possess leaflike dilations on the hind tibiae. Their large "shoulders" are another remarkable trait. These bugs are one of the few that are known to feed on Magnoliidae, a primitive group of plants. More specifically, they were documented feeding on Michelia champaca ("champak"), but are also known to feed on Theobroma cacao ("cocoa"). Michelia champaca is not native to Brazil, so it is expected that Leptoglossus dilaticollis can also feed on other Magnoliidae.

They are distributed in Brazil, Panama and Mexico according to the source I provided.

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Oscar Neto
Oscar Neto 3 years ago

Thanks Daniele. I'll make sure to keep them coming.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Thank you Oscar! Looking forward to your future contributions.

Oscar Neto
Oscar Neto 3 years ago

All posts were edited. Acrocinus longimanus post will be updated with video footage in the next days.

Oscar Neto
Oscar Neto 3 years ago

DanielePralong, thank you. It might take a while to edit them all as I'm providing habitat information on both Portuguese and English. I'm going to be editing a few pictures daily. Might take a few days. I'm also gonna be providing the author for the scientific name of the creature / plant on every picture, so it's another thing on the list. A few pictures have already been edited.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Obrigada Oscar, take your time!

Oscar Neto
Oscar Neto 3 years ago

DanielePralong, thank you for your kind suggestion and advice. I will soon be editing all the pictures to provide detailed habitat information.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

You're welcome Oscar!

Thanks for the beautiful collection you have started on Project Noah. With extended notes and tags and great photography, your spottings are of the highest quality. The following detail will make them perfect:

In the Habitat field, please describe the actual habitat where your photos were taken, rather than providing generic information:
From our FAQ:
"Habitat: Please state the actual habitat where you photographed the spotting - this information can then be used to track changes in habitat, such as those caused by human intervention or habitat destruction. Again, it is not necessary to state published habitat information here, this can be referenced in the 'reference links' box".

Oscar Neto
Oscar Neto 3 years ago

Thank you armadeus, António Ginja, Daniele Pralong and Maplemoth! Muitíssimo obrigado amigo Sergio Monteiro!

armadeus.4 3 years ago

Awesome shot! Congratulations Oscar. Thank you for sharing :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Parabéns, Oscar.

Great capture Oscar,beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Parabéns Oscar, your Leptoglossus Leaf-Footed Bug is our Spotting of the Day! Welcome to Project Noah, and thank you for all your fantastic contributions so far.

"This truly stunning species of Leaf-footed Bug (Leptoglossus dilaticollis, family Coreidae) makes an appearance for the first time on Project Noah, and it is our Spotting of the Day! Like some other coreid bugs, Leptoglossus dilaticollis has remarkable leaflike dilations of the hind tibia. This species also has a pronotum with a humeral area produced as large rounded curving processes: in simple terms, it has broad "shoulders". This species was first described by French entomologist Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville in 1831".



maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful photo, of a beautiful bug....

Oscar Neto
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Oscar Neto

SC, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 16, 2017
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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