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Torsten van der Heyden

Torsten van der Heyden
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Introduction
Entomologist - specialized in Heteroptera (especially Coreidae, Reduviidae, biology, ecology, distribution, invasive species) and Lepidoptera (especially Danainae, Sphingidae, biology, ecology, distribution, migration, conservation). Website: https://www.vanderheyden-vonseth.de
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Position
  • Biology
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  • Geography
Position
  • Nature & Technology at Secondary Schools in Hamburg
Education
August 1990 - July 1992
IfL Hamburg
Field of study
  • Biology, Geography
October 1979 - December 1984
University of Hamburg
Field of study
  • Biology, Geography, Educational Sciences
October 1978 - September 1979
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Field of study
  • Biology, Geography, Educational Sciences

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Publications (131)
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A record of Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850) from Libya is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized.
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The first record of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae) for Croatia is reported. Information on the known European distribution of the species is summarized.
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Based on the collected specimen and available photographs, we provide first records of the invasive assassin bug spe-cies Zelus (Diplodacus) renardii Kolenati, 1857 from Croatia and Montenegro. We also report a case of accidental introduction of a larva of Z. renardii to the Czech Republic. These records document further spreading of this species n...
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This paper discusses five species of the family Miridae, recorded from Albania and Kosovo. Closterotomus trivialis (A. Costa, 1853), Phytocoris (Phytocoris) tiliae tiliae (Fabricius, 1777) and Campyloneura virgula (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1835) are new in Albania. Closterotomus reuteri (Horváth, 1882) and Excentricus planicornis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1836...
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The assassin bug genus Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is reported from Portugal for the first time, with records of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) from two sites in the districts of Porto and Leiria.
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Reporting the second record of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) in Albania, the presence of the species in the country is confirmed. Information on the known distribution of S. bilunatum in Europe is summarized.
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The first record of Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1842) for Greece is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized.
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In the last decades the Asiatic brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) (BMSB) infested North America and recently Europe, where it was recorded in many countries. The new record from Algeria is recent (2021) and concerns an adult photographed in the city of Skikda at the Mediterranean coast of the country. There is a penetration...
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The first records of Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850) in Malta are reported with host plants. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized.
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Three years ago, a finding of a mantis on the Greek island of Crete was reported and discussed in this journal. At that time, the species was not identified without any doubt. Actually, the specimen was a female of Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878. Recent data on the presence of this species on Crete are presented, including a d...
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The first records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) for Latvia are reported. Additional information on the findings is given.
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A specimen of Odontotarsus parvulus Horváth, 1917 with an unusual colour pattern recently found on the Greek island of Crete is presented.
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Erthesina fullo (Thunberg, 1783) is recorded for the first time in Europe. Collected specimens in 2020 from Albania were identified by comparing the length of their rostrum. This species can acclimatize on two local trees, namely Tilia cordata Miller, 1768 and Ziziphus jujuba Miller, 1768.
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The first record of Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé, 2006 on the Greek island of Crete is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species in Europe is summarized.
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Recently, single specimens of the Nearctic bug species Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1856 were found in Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. Very likely, these specimens were introduced via human activity, especially the transport of fruits from the Mediterranean Region.
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The first records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) for Estonia and Belarus are reported. Information on the distribution of the species in Europe, in particular in its northern part, is summarized.
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The first record of Zelus renardii KOLENATI, 1856 in Germany is reported. Es wird über den Erstfund von Zelus renardii KOLENATI, 1856 in Deutschland berichtet.
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The first record of Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864) for Greece is reported. Information on the known distribution of this species in the Mediterranean Region is summarized and discussed.
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The presence of Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850) on the Balearic Islands is confirmed. Particularly, a recent record of the species on the island of Ibiza is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species in Europe is summarized.
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The first record of the Nearctic species Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1856 (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from Portugal is reported. The European distribution of the species is summarized.
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The first records of Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae) from Portugal are reported. The European distribution of the species is summarized.
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The first record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) from Andorra is presented. The European distribution of the species is summarized.
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The presence of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in mainland Portugal is confirmed. The European and Iberian distribution of the species is summarized. A possible approach to deal with this problematic pest in the country is briefly discussed.
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Records of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae) from the Italian island of Ustica and the Spanish island of Ibiza are reported. The European distribution of the species is summarized and discussed.
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The first record of the coreid Leptoglossus cartagoensis from Panama is presented.
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The first reports of Leptoglossus occidentalis in Brazil and South Africa are presented. The significance of these new records is discussed.
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The genus Erthesina is recorded for the first time in Europe. It has been observed at least 16 times in Albania since 2017 and since nymphs were found, it means the species is well implanted, can survive in winter, may become invasive and cause damage to crops.
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The first records of the coreid Leptoglossus talamancanus from Belize and Mexico are presented. Information about host plants of the species is provided.
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The first record of Corythauma ayyari (Drake, 1933) for Egypt is reported. Information on the known distribution of this invasive species in the Mediterranean Region is summarized and discussed.
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The first records of Lasiocoris crassicornis (Lucas, 1849) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae: Rhyparochrominae: Megalonotini) for Lebanon and Israel are reported. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized .
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Nowadays, online social media provide rich insight into natural history and the distribution of many living beings. Based on citizen records uploaded to Facebook, we confirm the presence of the shield bug Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) in Croatia. S. bilunatum is a remarkable Mediterranean scutellerid within the subfamily Elvisurinae, wi...
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The first records of Leptoglossus occidentalis for Finland are reported. Information on the distribution of the species in Europe, in particular in its northern part, is summarized.
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The western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910, an invasive, originally Nearctic species, is reported from the island of Cyprus for the first time. The new record is discussed.
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The first record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 in Algeria is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species, especially in the Mediterranean Region, is summarized.
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Information on recent records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) on Formentera and Menorca (Balearic Islands) is provided.
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The western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, is an alien invasive species of North American origin. Leptoglossus occidentalis was recorded for the first time in Arsoun-Metn, Lebanon in 2015. Adults and nymphs of L. occidentalis were collected by the authors from various locations in Lebanon and observed on two species of pine, Pinus pin...
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The first record of Corythauma ayyari for Monaco is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species, especially in the Mediterranean Region, is summarized. Jasminum azoricum is reported as a new host plant of C. ayyari.
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The first record of Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850) in Greece is reported. Furthermore, information on the biology and the known distribution of the species, especially in Europe, is summarized.
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Information on the distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis in Europe is summarized. The presence of the species in Ireland is confirmed. Records of L. occidentalis on the Isle of Man are reported.
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Leptoglossus occidentalis is reported for Israel. Information on the distribution of the species in the Mediterranean Region, in particular in its eastern part, is summarized.
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The first records of Dryadocoris apicalis for Albania are reported. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized.
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Se presenta la primera cita de Microtomus luctuosus de Honduras. Se da información adicional acerca de la distribución de la especie.
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The first record of Microtomus cinctipes from Panama and a recent record of the species from Ecuador are reported. Additional information on the distribution of the species is given.
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The genus Leptoglossus in Guatemala is commented. Leptoglossus brevirostris, Leptoglossus crestalis and Leptoglossus tetranotatus are reported from Guatemala for the first time. New distributional data for Leptoglossus concolor, Leptoglossus dilaticollis, Leptoglossus gonagra, Leptoglossus subauratus and Leptoglossus zonatus are reported. A revised...
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Information on the hibernation of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) is provided. The presence of the species in Morocco is confirmed.
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The first record of Leptoglossus occidentalis from Costa Rica is reported. Additional information on the distribution of the species is given. Its possible spreading in Latin America is discussed. This is the sixteenth part of a series of publications about different Heteroptera in Costa Rica.
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The first record of Zelus renardii from Israel is reported. Additional information on the distribution of the species is given.
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The presence of Leptoglossus occidentalis in Albania is confirmed. The first record of the species from Georgia and a recent record in Hamburg, Germany are reported.
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The first records of Lygaeus simulans Deckert, 1985 in Albania are reported. Additional information on the ecology (habitat preferences, host plants) and the distribution of this species is given.
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The first record of Hierodula transcaucasica from Albania is reported. Additional information on the distribution of the species is given.
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The first record of Leptoglossus occidentalis from Albania is reported. Additional information on the European distribution of the species is given.
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A recent finding of a mantis on the Greek island of Crete is reported and discussed. Additional information on the distribution and similarity of Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 and Sphodromantis viridis (Forskål, 1775) is given.
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Two recent records of Tongorma from Botswana and Zambia are reported. Additional information on the distribution of Tongorma latreillii and Tongorma tetrapterum is given.
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Information –illustrated with photographs– on a male specimen of the Common or Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula (Linnaeus, 1758) showing a colour aberration is given. The specimen was observed in Hamburg, Germany.
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The first record of Aphanus rolandri (LINNAEUS, 1758) in Albania is reported. Additional information on the distribution of this species is given.
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The first record of Trygonotylus caelestialium (Kirkaldy, 1902) (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Albania is reported. Additional information on the distribution and the ecology of this species is given.
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The arrival of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Heteroptera: Coreidae) on the Greek island of Crete is reported. Additional information on the distribution and the ecology of this species is given.
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The first records of Gonocerus insidiator (Fabricius, 1787) (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Albania are reported. Additional information on the distribution and the ecology of this species is given.
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The first records of Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in Albania and France are reported. Additional information on the distribution and the ecology of this species is given.
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The first records of Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Albania are reported. Additional information on the ecology and the distribution of this species is given.
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Basic information –illustrated with photographs– on Plinachtus imitator (Reuter, 1891) is given. The first records of this species in Albania are reported.
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A record of an adult specimen of Sphaerocoris annulus (FABRICIUS, 1775) in Zambia is reported. Additional information on the distribution and the ecology of this species is given.
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A recent record of Dysodius lunatus (Fabricius, 1794) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae: Mezirinae) in Costa Rica is reported. Additional information on the distribution and the ecology of this species as well as of the genus Dysodius Lepeletier & Serville, 1828 is also given. This is the fifteenth part of a series of publications about different H...
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An observation of a nymph feeding on an adult female of Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius, 1775) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae) is reported. Additional information on the ecology and the distribution of this species as well as of the genus Stiretrus Laporte, 1833 is also given.
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An observation of Dysdercus mimulus Hussey, 1929 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae) feeding on a moth is reported. Additional information on the ecology and the distribution of this species as well as of the genus Dysdercus Guérin-Méneville, 1831 is also given.
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Es wird über einen aktuellen Nachweis von Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) auf der griechischen Insel Kreta berichtet. Ergänzende Informationen zur Verbreitung der Art in Europa werden gegeben.
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Es wird über einen rezenten Nachweis von Gonocerus acuteangulatus (GOEZE, 1778) im Hamburger Nordwesten berichtet. Der Fund wird durch Fotos belegt.
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Two recent migrations of Urania fulgens (Walker, 1854) (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) in Costa Rica are reported. Additional information about the ecology and the distribution of this species is also given.
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Es wird über den Erstnachweis von Tongorma latreillii (Guérin-Méneville, 1839) in Swasiland, südliches Afrika, berichtet. Ergänzende Anmerkungen zur Verbreitung dieser Art werden gemacht.
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Es wird über einen rezenten Fund von Unzela pronoe DRUCE, 1894 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) aus Costa Rica berichtet. Ergänzende Informationen zur Biologie, Ökologie und Verbreitung dieser Art werden gegeben.
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New records of different morphs of Zelus armillatus (Lepeletier & Serville, 1825) in Costa Rica are reported. Additional information about the biology, the ecology and the distribution of this species is also given. Taxonomic problems regarding the genus Zelus Fabricius, 1803 are discussed. This is the twelfth part of a series of publications about...
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The Leaf-footed Bug Leptoglossus gonagra (Fabricius, 1775) is reported as a new record for Costa Rica. Additional information about the biology, the ecology and the distribution of this species is also given. This is the eleventh part of a series of publications about different Heteroptera in Costa Rica.
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Records of Flatida rosea (Melichar, 1901) and Zanna madagascariensis Signoret, 1860 from Madagascar are reported. Additional information is also given.
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Es wird über einen rezenten Fund von Paryphes flavocinctus STÅL, 1860 (Heteroptera: Coreidae) berichtet. Ergänzende Informationen zur Biologie, Ökologie und Verbreitung dieser Art werden gegeben. Zugleich handelt es sich um den zehnten Teil einer Reihe von Veröffentlichungen über verschiedene Heteropteren in Costa Rica, Zentralamerika.
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Es wird über eine Begegnung von Exemplaren von Anisoscelis flavolineatus Blanchard, 1849 und Diactor bilineatus (Fabricius, 1803) berichtet. Ergänzende Anmerkungen zur Biologie, Ökologie und Verbreitung dieser Arten werden gemacht. Zugleich handelt es sich um den neunten Teil einer Reihe von Veröffentlichungen über verschiedene Heteropteren in Cost...
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Dark larval colour morphs of Danaus gilippus (Cramer, 1775) and Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae) from Costa Rica are reported. A possible mimicry complex is discussed.
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Different larval colour morphs of Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758) from Costa Rica are reported. Possible causes of melanism in larvae of this species are mentioned.
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Polyommatus celina (Austaut, 1879) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) wird für Portugal gemeldet. Angaben zur Biologie, zur Ökologie und zur Verbreitung der Art werden gemacht.
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Se cita por primera vez el licénido Polyommatus celina (Austaut, 1879) en Portugal. Se hacen notas adicionales sobre la biología y la distribución de esta especie.
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Wanzen werden oftmals als hässlich bezeichnet. Diese Arbeit soll dazu beitragen, dieses Bild „geradezurücken“. Zugleich handelt es sich um den siebten Teil einer Reihe von Veröffentlichungen über verschiedene Heteropteren in Costa Rica, Zentralamerika.
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Dies ist der sechste Teil einer Reihe von Veröffentlichungen über verschiedene Heteropteren in Costa Rica, Zentralamerika. Er ergänzt eine zuvor erfolgte Publikation um Informationen zu zwei Arten: Callichila plagigera (STÅL, 1862) und Mimoncopeltus simulans (DISTANT, 1883).
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Es wird über einen rezenten Nachweis von Hypselonotus lineatus Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Costa Rica, Zentralamerika berichtet. Ergänzende Anmerkungen zur Biologie, Ökologie und Verbreitung dieser Art werden gemacht.
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Dies ist der fünfte Teil einer Reihe von Veröffentlichungen über verschiedene Heteropteren in Costa Rica, Zentralamerika. Es wird über rezente Nachweise berichtet. Ergänzende Anmerkungen zur Biologie, Ökologie und Verbreitung der behandelten Arten werden gemacht.
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Eine falsche Bestimmung eines Vertreters der Scutelleridae aus Costa Rica wird korrigiert. Ergänzende Bemerkungen werden gemacht.

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