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Anasa tristis (De Geer), 1773
Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug; Squash Bug
Family: Coreidae


© Jacy (JC) Lucier     (Photo ID #13738)


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Distribution of Anasa tristis in British Columbia in British Columbia


The Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug, or Squash Bug, is a major pest on members of the Cucurbitaceae (the Cucumber plant family), in particular on squash and pumpkin crops. It is found in from Canada south to Central America (Alston 2008). Adults and immatures feed on leaves, fruit and vine.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)

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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Coreus tristis

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