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Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Israel

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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.
www.biotaxa.org/rce. ISSN 0718-8994 (online) Revista Chilena de Entomología (2019) 45 (3): 435-437.
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Scientic Note
Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae:
Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Israel
Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae:
Coreinae: Anisoscelini) en Israel
Torsten van der Heyden1
1 Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany. E-mail: tmvdh@web.de
ZooBank: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub: 984F728E-E184-429C-B853-B5191EACE0C5
https://doi.org/10.35249/rche.45.3.19.17
Abstract. 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.
Key words: Distribution, Hemiptera, invasive species, Mediterranean Region.
Resumen. Se reporta a Leptoglossus occidentalis para Israel. Se resume información acerca de la
distribución de la especie en la Región Mediterránea, particularmente en su parte oriental.
Palabras clave: Distribución, especie invasora, Hemiptera, Región Mediterránea.
Recently, first or new records of the invasive alien species Leptoglossus occidentalis
Heidemann, 1910 have been reported from several countries and areas in the
Mediterranean Region, in particular in its eastern part (Nemer 2015; Kulijer 2016;
Kulijer and Ibrahimi 2017; Kulijer et al. 2017; van der Heyden 2017, 2018a, 2018b,
2018c, 2019; Cvetkovska-Gjorgievska et al. 2019).
One of these records reported was a single specimen of L. occidentalis found in
Odem, an Israeli settlement in the northern part of the Golan Heights (van der Heyden
2018a).
Now, the presence of the species in Israel can be reported: On 22-VII-2019, Omer
Netanel photographed a specimen of L. occidentalis in Kfar Masaryk in northern Israel
at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea (Fig. 1). The specimen was injured. Omer Netanel
wrote: “It was still alive but barely, and it was ‘eaten’ by some very small flies. It was
still moving.” (personal communication). The photograph was first published in the
online database iNaturalist (Netanel 2019).
Acknowledgements
I would like to thank Omer Netanel (Kfar Masaryk, Israel) for allowing me to use his
photograph of L. occidentalis to illustrate this paper and for additional information about
his nding.
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Figure 1. Specimen of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, Kfar Masaryk, Israel (Photograph: Omer
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van der Heyden, T. (2018a) First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in the Golan Heights. Revista gaditana de Entomología, IX(1): 1-3.
including the first record of the species in Georgia
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