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Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1850) nuovo per l’Italia, su coltivazione di Pomodoro “Pollicino ibrido”(Heteroptera, Lygaeidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:P. Dioli, Brizio, S., Salvetti, M.
Journal:Revista gaditana de Entomología
Keywords:Italia, Liguria, Lygaeidae, Spilostethus furcula, tomato

Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1850) new for Italy, on tomato crops (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae) Abstract. The species of Afrotropical origin Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1850) is recorded for the first time in Italy, in western Liguria. It is probably an accidental import as the species lives on wild Solanaceae but also on cultivated plants: in fact it was found on cluster tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum, cultivar "pollicino"). At present, no significant damage has been observed.

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