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Attilio Carapezza

Attilio Carapezza
University of Palermo

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Based on recently collected material and on type specimens deposited in the collections of Muzeul de Istorie Naturală "Grigore Antipa", Bucharest, Romania, and of the Zoologische Museum, Universität Hamburg, Germany, the following new synonymies are proposed: Tuponia (Chlorotuponia) prasina (Fieber, 1864) = Tuponia (Chlorotuponia) linnavuorii Wagne...
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The broad-headed bug Nemausus sordidatus (Stål, 1858) is reported as a new record for Italian fauna. Several specimens have been observed on and collected from its host plant, Acacia saligna (Labill.) H.L.Wendl. (Fabaceae), in the vicinities of Niscemi (Caltanissetta) in Sicily since 2004. The biology and distribution of the species are briefly dis...
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The jasmine lacebug Corythauma ayyari is a pest of cultivated and ornamental plants mainly associated to Jasminum spp. This invasive insect is native to Asia, and it has been recently introduced in several countries, mainly within the Mediterranean basin. Here, we updated the known distribution of this species, including five new Italian regions (L...
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The world catalogue of the family Ochteridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Ochteroidea) is compiled. The fossil subfamily Propreocorinae Popov, Dolling & Whalley, 1994, recently excluded from Ochteridae by other authors, is formally raised to family rank as Propreocoridae stat. nov. The fossil genus Meropachys Popov, 1986 is found to be a ju...
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Psallus (Psallus) thomashenryi sp. n. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae: Phylini: Phylina) is described from southern Anatolia, Turkey. Illustrations of the dorsal habitus and male genitalia are provided. Its habitus is similar to other uniformly orange species of the subgenus Psallus Fieber, 1858, particularly P.asthenicus Seidenstücker,...
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Members of the family Scutelleridae (Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea) are also called shield bugs because of the greatly enlarged scutellum, or jewel bugs because of the brilliant colours of many species. All scutellerids are phytophagous, feeding on various parts of their host plants. Due to lack of obvious synapomorphies and the failu...
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A list of 96 available genus-group taxa, 1459 available species-group taxa and 5 unavailable infrasubspecific taxa of Heteroptera described by Rauno E. Linnavuori is compiled. One new substitute name, Phytocoris (Eriamiris) rostriformis nom. nov., is proposed to replace the junior homonym Phytocoris rostratus Linnavuori, 2000b (Miridae). Taylorilyg...
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The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used specific name Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874, for a species of rhyparochromid bugs from East Asia. The name is threatened by the senior subjective synonym Rhyparochromus erosus Walker, 1872, which has seldom been used since its first publication. The...
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Hemiptera records gained in July 2015 in course of the 7 th European Hemiptera Congress in Styria are presented. In total, 144 Auchenorrhyncha, 143 Heteroptera, 13 Psylloidea and 2 Aphididae species were collected. Ribautodelphax imitans (Delphacidae), Eurhadina saageri (Cicadellidae), Notonecta maculata (Notonectidae), Notonecta meridionalis (Noto...
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The generic name Lanchnophorus Reuter, 1887, deemed for a long time to be unavailable as incorrect original spelling of Lachnophorus (in fact Lachnophorus Distant, 1903 is an unjustified emendation of the former), is restored as a valid name of the genus. Lachnesthus Bergroth, 1915, syn. nov. (new name for the preoccupied Lachnophorus Distant, 1903...
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A new species of Phytocoris (Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae: Mirini), P. (Exophytocoris) raunolinnavuorii sp. nov., is described and illustrated from Lebanon. The new species, easily distinguished from all the other species of the subgenus by its coloration and male genitalia, belongs to the Phytocoris pinihalepensis-group. The new species lives on...
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A list of 133 species of heteropteran bugs collected from the Maltese Islands is presented; 21 of them are new records for the Maltese archipelago whereas an additional 15 represent new records for individual islands of this archipelago. The new records are of native origin in the Maltese Islands with the exception of Corythauma ayyari which is an...
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The female of Plinthisus heterochtus Matocq & Pluot-Sigwalt, 2013 is described from Italy (Ligurian Alps) on two brachypterous specimens. The habitus is very similar to that of the male; it differs by the protibiae hardly curved and devoid of a tooth-like spicule, and by the absence of a metapleural conical tubercle. The spermatheca is figured but...
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La révision de collections anciennes conservées dans les muséums de Paris et de Genève ont permis de trouver une espèce rarissime et deux espèces nouvelles pour la faune de France : Odontotarsus grammicus (Linnaeus, 1767) et Psacasta exanthematica cerinthe (Fabricius, 1787) en Corse, et Irochrotus maculiventris (Germar, 1839) en Provence.
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RIASSUNTO – La cimice dell'olmo (Arocatus melanocephalus) negli ultimi anni è stata respon-sabile di numerosi casi di infestazioni urbane nel nord-Italia nel periodo estivo. Le cause delle importanti migrazioni estive sono state ricondotte a ragioni climatiche, in particolare all'in-nalzamento termico stagionale che induce questi insetti a ricercar...
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In March 1995 the co-authors spent some days at the Museum of ZooIogy of the University of Naples in order to select and designate lectotypes of palaearctic Heteroptera described by Achille Costa, the most important Italian heteropterologist in the last century. Lectotypes for 80 nominaI taxa of Heteroptera were designated (1 in Berytidae; 4 in Cor...

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