ArticlePDF Available

Summarized data on the European distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini)

Authors:
  • Independent researcher

Abstract

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.
www.biotaxa.org/rce. ISSN 0718-8994 (online) Revista Chilena de Entomología (2019) 45 (3): 499-502.
Este es un artículo de acceso abierto distribuido bajo los términos de la licencia Creative Commons License (CC BY NC 4.0)
Received 2 September 2019 / Accepted 13 September 2019 / Published online 27 September 2019
Responsible Editor: José Mondaca E.
Scientic Note
Summarized data on the European distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis
Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini)
Datos resumidos sobre la distribución europea de Leptoglossus occidentalis
Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini)
Torsten van der Heyden1
1 Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany. E-mail: tmvdh@web.de
ZooBank: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub: 28E22940-CE41-4CF8-B77B-DF2757928161
https://doi.org/10.35249/rche.45.3.19.24
Abstract. Information on the distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis in Europe is
summarized. The presence of the species in Ireland is conrmed. Records of L. occidentalis
on the Isle of Man are reported.
Key words: Hemiptera, invasive species.
Resumen. Se resume información acerca de la distribución de Leptoglossus occidentalis en
Europa. Se conrma la presencia de la especie en Irlanda. Se reportan citas de L. occidentalis
en la isla de Man.
Palabras clave: Especie invasora, Hemiptera.
The aim of this note is to provide an updated and summarized list of data on the
distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 in Europe. Hereinafter, the rst
publications about records of the species in the respective countries are listed.
Since its rst reported appearance in Europe in 1999 (Taylor et al. 2001; Tescari 2001;
Villa et al. 2001), L. occidentalis, a highly dispersible Nearctic coreid native to western North
America, has been reported from the following European countries:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech
Republic, Denmark, France (including the island of Corsica), Georgia, Germany, Greece
(including the islands of Corfu and Crete), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (including the islands
of Sardinia and Sicily), Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco,
Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands), Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands)
(Tescari 2001, 2004; Colombi and Brunetti 2002; Gogala 2003; Ribes et al. 2004; Rabitsch and
Heiss 2005; Harmat et al. 2006; Moulet 2006; Werner 2006; Aukema and Libeer 2007; Kment
and Baňař 2007; Majzlan and Roháčová 2007; Malumphy and Reid 2007; Aukema 2008;
Hradil 2008; Lis et al. 2008; Protić 2008; Simov 2008; Buhl and Stephensen 2009; Ruicănescu
2009; Arslangündoğdu and Hızal 2010; Derjanschi 2010; Grosso-Silva 2010; Mjøs et al. 2010;
Schneider 2010; Sciberras and Sciberras 2010; Ponel et al. 2011; Winkelmann and Bahr 2011;
van der Heyden: Summarized data on the European distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis.
500
Lindelöw and Bergsten 2012; Putshkov et al. 2012; Foley and McCormack 2013; Gapon
2013; Protić and Stanković 2015; Kulijer 2016; Hiermann 2017; Kulijer and Ibrahimi 2017;
van der Heyden 2017, 2018a, 2018b).
The presence of L. occidentalis in Ireland, rst reported by Foley and McCormack (2013)
based on a single specimen found in a hardware store near the city of Wexford in 2010, can
be conrmed: M. Jaacks reported a specimen found in Dublin in January 2013 to the online
database RISC Heteroptera Non-Native Species Records. Additionally, he wrote: “This is
the second siting we have had in the house. The rst was back in November [2012].” (NBN
Atlas 2019a).
Furthermore, various records of L. occidentalis on the Isle of Man reported between 2011
and 2016 are registered in the online database NBN Atlas (2019b).
Literature Cited
Arslangündoğdu, Z. and Hızal, E. (2010) The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus
occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910), recorded in Turkey (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Zoology in
the Middle East, 50(1): 138-139.
Aukema, B. (2008) De invasieve Noord-Amerikaanse wants Leptoglossus occidentalis
bereikt ook Nederland (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen,
29: 78-80.
Aukema, B. and Libeer, R. (2007) Eerste waarneming van Leptoglossus occidentalis in
België (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie/Koninklijke
Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie, 143: 92-93.
Buhl, O. and Stephensen, B.K. (2009) HETEROPTERA: COREIDAE. ’Western Conifer
Seed Bug’ Vestlig Nåletræs-frøtæge Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910) - ny art
i Danmark. Meddelelser fra Entomologisk Selskab for Fyn, 41(2): 13-16.
Colombi, L. and Brunetti, R. (2002) Rapporto del Servizio tosanitario del cantone Ticino.
Servizio tosanitario. Bellinzona. 36 pp.
Derjanschi, V. (2010) Additional data to the fauna of Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera)
from the Republic of Moldova. Oltenia, Studii şi comunicări, Ştiinţele Naturii, 26(1):
109-110.
Foley, S. and McCormack, S. (2013) Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Hemiptera,
Coreidae) new to Ireland. Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 33(1): 66-67.
Gapon, D.A. (2013) First Records of the Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis
Heid. (Heteroptera, Coreidae) from Russia and Ukraine, Regularities in Its Distribution
and Possibilities of Its Range Expansion in the Palaearctic Region. Entomological Review,
93(2): 174-181.
Gogala, A. (2003) Listonožka (Leptoglossus occidentalis) že v Sloveniji (Heteroptera:
Coreidae). Acta entomologica slovenica, 11(2): 189-190.
Grosso-Silva, J.M. (2010) The North American western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus
occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera, Coreidae), new to Portugal. Arquivos
Entomolóxicos, 4: 37-38.
Harmat, B., Kondorosy, E. and Rédei, D. (2006) A nyugati levéllábú poloska (Leptoglossus
occidentalis Heidemann) első Magyarországi megjelenése (Heteroptera: Coreidae).
Növényvédelem, 42(9): 491-494.
Hiermann, U. (2017) Ausgewählte Nachweise gebietsfremder Insektenarten im
Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Insecta: Orthoptera, Heteroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera,
Lepidoptera). inatura – Forschung online, 41: 1-5.
Hradil, K. (2008) Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae), a new alien species in
Montenegro. Acta entomologica serbica, 13(1/2): 77-79.
Kment, P. and Baňař, P. (2007) Vroubenka americká před branami. Živa, 5: 221.
Revista Chilena de Entomología 45 (3) 2019
501
Kulijer, D. (2016) Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Harmonia axyridis
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), two new invasive alien species for insect fauna of
Macedonia. Ecologica Montenegrina, 5: 22-25.
Kulijer, D. and Ibrahimi, H. (2017) First report of invasive species Leptoglossus occidentalis
in Kosovo (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Acta entomologica slovenica, 25(1): 115-118.
Lindelöw, Å. and Bergsten, J. (2012) Stor skönhet från Nordamerika med smak
för barrträdskottar: Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) en ny
bredkantskinnbagge i Sverige. Entomologisk Tidskrift, 133: 55-58.
Lis, J.A., Lis, B. and Gubernator, J. (2008) Will the invasive western conifer seed bug
Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) seize all of
Europe? Zootaxa, 1740: 66-68.
Malumphy, C. and Reid, S. (2007) Non-native Heteroptera associated with imported plant
material in England during 2006 & 2007. Het News, 10: 2-4.
Majzlan, O. and Roháčová, M. (2007) Faunistické správy zo Slovenska. Naturae tutela, 11:
199-200.
Mjøs, A.T., Nielsen, T.R. and Ødegaard, F. (2010) The Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus
occidentalis Heidemann, 1910) (Hemiptera, Coreidae) found in SW Norway. Norwegian
Journal of Entomology, 57: 20-22.
Moulet, P. (2006) Un nouveau Coréide en France: Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910
(Heteroptera Coreidae). L’Entomologiste, 62(5-6): 183-184.
NBN Atlas (2019a) Occurrence record: 125735. Dataset to be found on NBN Atlas [Online
database]. Available from:
https://records.nbnatlas.org/occurrences/8d30c01b-4023-427b-b55c-49c549fe79a7.
(Accessed: 1-IX-2019).
NBN Atlas (2019b) Occurrence records. SPECIES: Leptoglossus occidentalis. Dataset to be
found on NBN Atlas [Online database]. Available from: https://records.nbnatlas.org/
occurrences/search?q=lsid%3ANHMSYS0020476639&radius=7.5&lat=54.34214886448
341&lon=-4.383544921875#tab_recordsView. (Accessed: 1-IX-2019).
Ponel, P., Fadda, S., Lemaire, J.-M., Matocq, A., Cornet, M. and Pavon, D. (2011) Arthropodes
de la Principauté de Monaco. Coléoptères, Hétéroptères. Aperçu sur les Fourmis, les Isopodes et les
Pseudoscorpions. MONACOBIODIV. Rapport nal - 1er février 2011. Fondation Prince Albert
II de Monaco. Principauté de Monaco, Direction de l’Environnement. Conservatoire
Botanique National Méditerranéen Porquerolles. imep. Monte Carlo. 100 pp.
Protić, L. (2008) Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Serbia. Acta
entomologica serbica, 13(1/2): 81-84.
Protić, L. and Stanković, M. (2015) New research on the fauna of Heteroptera in Bosnia-
Herzegovina. Acta entomologica serbica, 20: 13-28.
Putshkov, P.V., Gubin, A.I., Popov, G.V., Kalesnik, V.I. and Syzhko, V.V. (2012) The North
American Intruder Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae) Settled
Down in Ukraine. Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka, 3(3): 1-3.
Rabitsch, W. and Heiss, E. (2005) Leptoglossus occidentalis HEIDEMANN, 1910, eine
amerikanische Adventivart auch in Österreich aufgefunden (Heteroptera: Coreidae).
Berichte des naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischen Vereins Innsbruck, 92: 131-135.
Ribes, J., Serra, A. and Goula, M. (2004) Catàleg dels heteròpters de Catalunya (Insecta,
Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Institució Catalana d’Història Natural. Secció de Ciències
Biològiques de l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. 128 pp.
Ruicănescu, A. (2009) Leptoglosus [sic!] occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Heteroptera:
Coreidae) în România, pp. 153-154. In: Rákosy, L. and Momeu, L. (eds.). Neobiota din
România. Presa Universitară Clujeană. Cluj-Napoca. 212 pp.
Schneider, N. (2010) Découverte de Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 et
redécouverte de Lygaeus equestris (L., 1758) au Luxembourg (Insecta, Hemiptera,
Heteroptera). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois, 111: 115-116.
van der Heyden: Summarized data on the European distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis.
502
Sciberras, A. and Sciberras, J. (2010) Additions to the Heteroptera Fauna of the Maltese
Islands (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist, 5(2):
50-54.
Simov, N. (2008) Western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910
(Heteroptera: Coreidae) already in Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica, 19: 179-180.
Taylor, S.J., Tescari, G. and Villa, M. (2001) A Nearctic pest of Pinaceae accidentally
introduced into Europe: Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in northern
Italy. Entomological News, 112(2): 101-103.
Tescari, G. (2001) Leptoglossus occidentalis, coreide neartico rinvenuto in Italia - (Heteroptera,
Coreidae). Lavori della Società Veneziana di Scienze Naturali, 26: 3-5.
Tescari, G. (2004) First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Croatia.
Entomologia Croatica, 8(1-2): 73-75.
van der Heyden, T. (2017) Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera:
Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) has reached the Greek island of Crete.
Arquivos Entomolóxicos, 18: 185-187.
van der Heyden, T. (2018a) First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann
(Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Albania. Revista Chilena de
Entomología, 44(3): 355-356.
van der Heyden, T. (2018b) New data on the distribution of Leptoglossus occidentalis
Heidemann (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini), including the rst record
of the species in Georgia. Revista Chilena de Entomología, 44(4): 433-435.
Villa, M., Tescari, G. and Taylor, S.J. (2001) Nuovi dati sulla presenza in Italia di Leptoglossus
occidentalis (Heteroptera Coreidae). Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana, 133(2):
103-112.
Werner, D.J. (2006) Leptoglossus occidentalis nun auch in Deutschland. Heteropteron, 23: 38.
Winkelmann, H. and Bahr, F. (2011) Ein aktueller Nachweis (Neufund) der invasiven
Lederwanze Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Heteroptera: Coreidae) aus
Griechenland. Heteropteron, 34: 9-10.
... In 2015, it was detected in Lebanon [12] and, more recently, in Crete and in the northern part of the Golan Heights [54,55]. The invasion continues and new records from different countries in Africa, South America and Europe have been recorded from 2019 until 2021 [56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63]. ...
Article
Full-text available
Mediterranean stone pine nut is appreciated for its high economic and nutritional value. Starting in 2012, Pinus pinea nut production declined throughout the Mediterranean area. The dry cone syndrome associated with this decline and the introduction of Leptoglossus occidentalis occurred simultaneously. This study aims to evaluate potential reasons behind the decline in pine nut production in Lebanon, considering climatic factors and the invasion of L. occidentalis. Correlation analysis was used to examine a potential relationship between cone yield and the percentage of damaged seeds per cone. Climatic variables were also tested. Two time periods were considered for analysis: before and after 2012. Cone production and the percentage of damaged seeds were negatively correlated (r = 􀀀0.42). From 2012 to 2017, cone production declined by 50% and the percentage of damaged seeds increased on average from 3% in 2012 up to 60% in 2017. Correlations were detected between cone production and the temperature of the hottest three months of the year of harvesting, and between cone production and average temperatures during the year of cone initiation. A conjunction of factors that include L. occidentalis and climatic factors might have affected the pine nut production in Lebanon.
Article
Full-text available
The Western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910, native to western North America and in ongoing worldwide expansion, is recorded from Paraguay for the first time.
Article
Full-text available
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.
Article
Full-text available
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.
Article
Full-text available
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.
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
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.
Article
Full-text available
Schneider, N., 2010. Découverte de Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 et redécouverte de Lygaeus equestris (L., 1758) au Luxembourg (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Article
Full-text available
First records of the invasive western conifer seed bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910) in Kosovo are presented and discussed. This finding complements the known range of the species in the Balkan Peninsula with Albania now being the only country without confirmation of its presence.
Article
Full-text available
The invasive Nearctic bug L. occidentalis recorded in Crimea and Zaporizhzha Region in 2011 is found to appear almost simultaneously also in Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk Regions.
Article
Full-text available
In this paper Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), two new invasive alien species are reported for insect fauna of Macedonia.
Article
Full-text available
The western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae), originated from North America, was recently introduced to Europe and is still quickly spreading across the continent.In the years 2004 and 2005, a few specimens have also been found in Hungary. The genus and the species is new for the Hungarian fauna. The species is considered as pest of diverse coniferous plants. Its morphology, biology, food plants and damage is briefly discussed.
Article
Data on 77 species of Heteroptera collected in 2013 and 2014 from 21 localities in Bosnia-Herzegovina are presented. Eight new species are recorded in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the first time: Gerris costae costae (Herrich-Schaeffer), Myrmecoris gracilis (Sahlberg), Pithanus maerkeli (Herrich-Schaeffer), Aradus obtectus Vásárhelyi, Rhopalus subrufus (Gmelin), Stictopleurus punctatonervosus (Goeze), Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann and Trochiscocoris rotundatus Horváth.