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Early detection of invasive alien species and the ability to track their spread are critical for undertaking appropriate management decisions. Citizen science surveys are potentially valuable tools for quickly obtaining information on biodiversity and species distributions. The Asian brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an invasive pes...
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New records of the allochthonous species Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott, 1874) and Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hexapoda: Heteroptera: Tingidae) in Lombardy (northern Italy) and Canton Ticino (southern Switzerland). Searching for insects of exotic origin on cultivated plants has led to the discovery of two Asian species of belonging to Inse...
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Many plants bear extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) that produce a sweet secretion attracting ants (and other arthro-pods), which in return often protect plants from herbivory. These interactions are common in the tropics and subtropics but rarer or absent in temperate regions. Yet, several plants with EFNs are cultivated in temperate regions, but it is...
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During the “Biodiversity Days” (24-25 july 2010) and furthermore in July and August survey on true bugs community of the Piora Valley was carried out in different habitats at altitudes between 1800 and 2225 m a.s.l.. The heteropteran bugs were sampled using sweep-nets, treshing branches, chromotrophic traps, pitfall traps and D-Vac. A total of 15 n...
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The American oak lace bug Corythucha arcuata (Say, 1832) was introduced to Italy several years ago, with the first record dating from spring 2000. The oak lace bug probably reached the Swiss Canton of Ticino in 2001 or 2002 from Lombardy (Italy). In April and July 2002, two specimens of this species were caught in a trap near Pura (Malcantone), sou...
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Specimens of Corythucha arcuata were sampled for the first time in Switzerland in 2002 in Pura, in the locality of Scangei to study the effect of the coppice cut on the biodiversity of invertebrates.
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In April and July 2002 two specimens of the American oak lace bug Corythucha arcuata (Say) were caught in a flight interception trap near Pura (Malcantone), Southern Switzerland. This is the first record in Switzerland. In 2003 another 22 specimens were found in those traps. — In February 2004 two egg clusters of C. arcuata from summer 2003 were fo...
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A study of aquatic and terrestrial true bugs was conducted at the Bolle di Magadino nature reserve, located on the shore of Lake Maggiore (196 a. s. I.) in southem Switzerland. The heteropteran bugs were sampled using sweep-nets, luminous traps, pitfall traps and «emergence» traps. A total of 186 species were assessed of which 19 were aquatic and 1...

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The Tingidae are a family of very small (2–10 mm) insects in the order Hemiptera that are commonly referred to as lace bugs. This group is distributed worldwide with about 2,000 described species. Lace bugs are usually host-specific and can be very destructive to plants. Most feed on the undersides of leaves by piercing the epidermis and sucking the sap. There are reports of biting humans and some people have painful reactions, e.g., dermatosis. The aim of the project is to report and study potentially dangerous alien species
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Checklist and discussion of the most relevant species recorded during the research for the thesis of students in the Natural Parks and Reserves