Pseudotheraptus (genus)

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Pseudotheraptus wayi (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Fabian Haas
Source: Journal of Insect Science 13:91

Pseudotheraptus Brown, 1955

This genus contains around 5 species of sucking bugs, similar in appearance to those of the genus Amblypelta. Two of them are important pests in Africa, attacking in particular the developing fruits of coconut, cashew nuts and cacao pods. However, other crops like cassava may also be attacked.

Type species: Pseudotheraptus wayi

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: