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Cotton Seed Bug

Scientific Name
Oxycarenus luctuosus
Scientific Author
(Montrouzier & Signoret, 1861)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae: Oxycareninae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

Piceous black, with sparse short erect stiff hairs. Clavus entirely black, except behind tip of scutellum. Corium white with a large median blackish spot in the same position, often reaching costal margin, apex of corium with a small black spot. Membrane hyaline. All tibiae and tarsi somewhat lighter in colour, hind tibiae with a broad medial white ring, mid tibiae with a narrower testaceous one. Fore and mid acetabula and hind margin of mesosternum (broadly), white. Margin of orifice of scent canal orange or whitish. Internal male reproductive organs: Ductus ejaculatorius swells anteriorly into the bulbus ejaculatorius, which bears at the anterior end small, finger-shaped mesadene glands arranged in the form of a bunch of bananas; vasa deferentia very short; testes very long, each with two follicles. Internal female reproductive organs: 7 ovarioles in each ovary.

References

- Gross, G.F. (1959). On the Australian species of coon bugs Oxycarenus Fieber, Heteroptera: Lygaeidae. Record of the South Australian Museum, 13: 359-368.

- Kumar, R. (1968). Aspects of the morphology and relationships of the superfamilies Lygaeoidea, Piesmatoidea and Pyrrhocoroidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 103: 251–261.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/05/2011 07:49 AEST
Last Updated
15/04/2014 03:45 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Cotton Seed Bug (Oxycarenus luctuosus) Updated on 4/15/2014 3:45:33 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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