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Belonochilus numenius, the sycamore seed bug, new record for the Iberian fauna

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:F. Gessé, Ribes, J., Goula, M.
Journal:Bulletin of Insectology
Keywords:allochthonous species, faunistics, Iberian Heteroptera, new record, plane tree, Platanus, true bugs

Belonochilus numenius (Say) (Heteroptera Lygaeidae) is reported for the first time in the Iberian Peninsula, from two specimens, one at each of two urban areas in Catalonia (Spain). The suspected host plant, Platanus sp., is very common as an ornamental at the collecting sites. This is the second report for the Palaearctic Region, after collections in France (Matocq, 2008).

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