Taxonomy

Corythuca Stål, 1873

Type species: Tinigs fuscigera Stål

Diagnostic characters

Head short, clypeus not surpassing apical half of first antennal segment; cephalic spines absent; bucculae closed anteriorly; rostral sulcus uninterrupted by a transverse carina; pronotum tricarinate, height of median carina greater than that of lateral carinae; pronotal hood bulbous, extending forward beyond the apex of head, compressed anteriorly in dorsal view; paranotum expanded, oriented subvertically, with marginal row of spines, anterior margin projecting anterad; paranotal basal folds present; hemelytra with claval area weakly developed, almost entirely covered by posterior margin of pronotum; discoidal area with one bulbous elevation, discoidal cell not extending beyond the middle of hemelytra (Hurd 1946, Knudson 2018).

Distribution

Nearctic, Neotropical (Drake and Ruhoff 1960)

Interceptions at US ports of entry 1984 to 2018

Intercepted species Shipment origin(s) Inspected host(s)
Corythucha arcuata (Say) Italy Unknown
Corythucha ciliata (Say) China, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands Acer sp., Diospyros sp., Fragaria sp., Lycopersicon esculentum
Corythucha confraterna Gibson Mexico Helianthus annus, Salvia officinalis
Corythucha cydoniae (Fitch) India, Italy, Mexico Crataegus sp.
Corythucha fuscigera (Stål) Mexico, South America( country unknown) Capsicum annum, Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Cnidoscolus chayamansa, Jatropha sp., Magnoliophyta sp., Quercus sp.
Corythucha fuscomaculata (Stål) Colombia, Mexico, Philippines Acer sp., Agave sp., Cnidoscolus chayamansa, Dendranthema x grandiflorum, Mangifera indica, Nephrolepis sp., unknown plant in family Sterculiaceae
Corythucha globigera Breddin Colombia, Ecuador Thymus vulgaris, Zantedeschia sp.
Corythucha gossypii (Fabricius) Armenia, Belize, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgystan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands Abelmoschus esculentus, Abelmoschus manihot, Abelmoschus sp., Alpinia nutans, Amaranthus sp., Annona cherimola, Annona muricata, Annona sp., Annona squamosa, Apium graveolens, Artemisia ludoviciana, Aster sp., Azadirachta indica, Basilicum sp., Brassica campestris, Brassica chinensis, Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea, Brassica oleracea var. acephala, Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, Brassica oleracea var. capitata, Brassica pekinensis, Brassica rapa, Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis, Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis, Brassica sp., Cajanus cajan, Capsicum annuum, Carica papaya, Casimiroa edulis, Citrullus lanatus, Citrus aurantium, Citrus sinensis, Citrus sp., Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Corchorus capsularis, Corchorus olitorius, Corchorus sp., Cordyline sp., Coriandrum sp., Cucumis melo, Cucurbita sp., Cymbopogon citratus, Cymbopogon sp., Cynara scolymus, Cyperus sp., Dioscorea sp., Dysphania ambrosioides., Eruca sativa, Euphorbia sp., Geranium sp., Gossypium sp., Helianthus sp., Heliconia sp., Hibiscus manihot, Hibiscus sp., Hydrangea sp., Jatropha curcas, Jatropha gossypiifolia, Lactuca sativa, Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, Laurus sp., Liatris sp., Magnoliophyta sp., Mangifera indica, Matricaria discoidea, Mentha arvensis, Mentha officinalis, Mentha piperita, Mentha sp., Momordica balsamina, Momordica charantia, Momordica sp., Moringa oleifera, Murraya koenigii, Murraya sp., Musa paradisiaca, Myrtus sp., Nicotiana sp., Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum sp., Ocimum tenuiflorum, Opuntia sp., Origanum majorana, Origanum sp., Origanum vulgare, Passiflora sp., Persea americana, Petroselinum crispum, Pimenta racemosa, Pimenta sp., Piper nigrum, Piper sp., Populus sp., Pouteria sapota, Pouteria sp., Psidium guajava, Psidium sp., Pterocarpus sp., Punica sp., Ricinus communis, Ricinus sp., Rosa sp., Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosmarinus sp., Rubus sp., Rumex sp., Salvia officinalis, Salvia sp., Sechium edule, Spinacia oleracea, Taraxacum sp., Terminalia sp., Thymus vulgaris, Waltheria sp., Zea mays, unknown plants in families Annonaceae, Euphorbiaceae , Lamiaceae, Rosaceae
Corythucha hispida Uhler Canada, Guatemala Annona sp., Chrysanthemum sp., Helianthus sp.
Corythucha marmorata Uhler Aruba, Canada, China, Georgia, Haiti, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Vietnam Actinidia delicosa, Apium graveolens, Astilbe sp., Coriandrum sativum, Cuminum cyminum, Helianthus annuus, Helianthus sp., Lactuca sp., Mentha sp., Ricinus communis, Rosa sp., Rosamarinus officinalis, Sechium edule, Taraxacum sp., Thistle sp., Vigna radiata
Corythucha mcelfreshi Drake Mexico Prunus persica
Corythucha morrilli Osborn & Drake Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Apium graveolens, Artemisia sp., Brassica sp., Chenopodium ambroisoides, Chrysanthemum sp., Citrullus lanatus, Delphinium sp., Dendranthema sp., Dianthus sp., Eriobotrya japonica, Ficus carica, Heckeria umbellata, Helianthus sp., Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, Lilium sp., Mentha sp., Ocimum basilicum, Opuntia sp., Origanus majorana, Petroselinum crispum, Psidium guajava, Rosamariunus officinalis, Salvia sp., Schefflera sp.
Corythucha setosa Champion Mexico Aster sp., Mentha sp.
Corythucha spinosa (Duges) Aruba, Colombia Moluccella sp.
Corythucha unifasciata Champion Mexico Fragaria sp., Persea americana
Corythucha sp. American Samoa, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Vietnam Abelmoschus esculentus, Agave sp., Alstroemeria sp., Amaranthus sp., Annona muricata, Annona sp., Apium graveolens, Artocarpus altilis, Aster sp., Brassica campestris, Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea, Brassica oleracea var. capitate, Brassica sp., Carica papaya, Chamaedorea sp., Citrus limon, Citrus sinensis, Citrus sp., Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Cnidoscolus chayamansa, Corchorus olitorius, Cordyline fruticosa, Coriandrum sativum, Cucurbita sp., Dioscorea sp., Dysphania ambrosioides, Hydrangea sp., Jatropha gossypiifolia, Jatropha sp., Lactuca sativa, Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, Leucaena leucocephala, Limonium sp., Lippia sp., Mentha sp., Musa paradisiaca, Musa sp., Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum sp., Opuntia sp., Piper sp., Populus sp., Pouteria sapota, Prunus persica, Prunus sp., Psidium guajava, Ricinus communis, Rosa sp., Rubus sp., Schefflera sp., Sechium edule, Thymus vulgaris, Vitis sp., unknown plant in family Cucurbitaceae

Quarantine status on January 15, 2020

Non-quarantine Corythucha arcuata
Corythucha ciliata
Corythucha confraterna
Corythucha cydoniae
Corythucha fuscigera
Corythucha gossypii
Corythucha hispida
Corythucha marmorata
Corythucha morrilli
Corythucha spinosa
Corythucha ulmi
Quarantine Corythucha fuscomaculata
Corythucha globigera
Corythucha mcelfreshi
Corythucha setosa
Corythucha unifasciata
Corythucha sp.

Additional images

Corythucha images at the Smithsonian