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First records of Leptoglossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) for Belize and Mexico

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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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First records of Leptoglossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998 (Hemiptera:
Heteroptera: Coreidae) for Belize and Mexico
Primeras citas de Leptoglossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998 (Hemiptera:
Heteroptera: Coreidae) para Belice y México
Torsten van der Heyden1
1Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany. E-mail: tmvdh@web.de
Abstract.- The rst records of the coreid Leptoglossus talamancanus from Belize and Mexico are pre-
sented. Information about host plants of the species is provided.
Key words: Distribution, faunistics, new records, Hylocereus undatus, host plants.
Resumen.- Se presentan las primeras citas del coreído Leptoglossus talamancanus de Belice y México.
Se proporciona información acerca de plantas hospedantes de la especie.
Palabras clave: Distribución, faunística, nuevos registros, Hylocereus undatus, plantas hospedantes.
The genus Leptoglossus Guérin-Méneville,
1831, which belongs to the tribe Anisoscelini
within the Coreidae, consists of 62 species and
is cosmopolitan, but mainly widely distributed
in the Nearctic and in the Neotropical region
(Brailovsky & van der Heyden, 2019). Lepto-
glossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera,
1998 was described based on several specimens
found in Costa Rica (Brailovsky & Barrera,
1998). So far, L. talamancanus has only been
known from Costa Rica (Packauskas, 2010;
Harry Brailovsky, pers. comm.).
On 09.vi.2019, Jane Crawford found an adult
specimen of L. talamancanus (Fig. 1) in Roaring
Creek near Belmopan, the capital of Belize.
The specimen was found on a succulent plant
in a cultivated garden with fruit trees and orna-
mental plants (Jane Crawford, pers. comm.). A
photograph of the specimen was published in the
online database iNaturalist under the pseudonym
j_craw (Crawford, 2019).
On 09.v.2020, Gabriel Jiménez photographed
an adult specimen of L. talamancanus in his
house in Jorge Camacho, in the municipality
of Pichucalco, located in the Mexican state of
Chiapas. The photograph was published in the
online database iNaturalist under the pseudonym
gabrielji (Jiménez, 2020). The photograph is
somewhat blurred, but the specimen is iden-
tiable. Furthermore, Gabriel Jiménez found
several specimens of L. talamancanus in his
family garden. The specimens were feeding on
a white-eshed pitahaya Hylocereus undatus
(Haworth) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae) which
was living as an epiphyte on an orange tree [Ci-
trus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (Rutaceae)] (Gabriel
Jiménez, pers. comm.).
The determination of the specimens in
the photographs was checked and conrmed
using the original description of L. talaman-
canus by Brailovsky & Barrera (1998) and
the illustrated key for the identication of the
species included in the genus Leptoglossus by
Brailovsky (2014).
As L. talamancanus has neither been re-
ported for Belize nor for Mexico in scientic
publications yet, the records reported in this
note are the rst ones for both countries. As the
species has been found in Costa Rica and Belize,
its presence in other Central American countries
can be expected.
Acknowledgements
I would like to thank Jane Crawford (Crooked
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Torsten van der Heyden
Tree, Belize) for allowing me to use her pho-
tograph of L. talamancanus to illustrate this
paper and for additional information about her
nding and Gabriel Jiménez (Jorge Camacho,
Mexico) for information about his ndings. Spe-
cial thanks to Harry Brailovsky (Mexico City,
Mexico) and Nikki Buxton (Roaring Creek,
Belize) for helpful information.
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Figure 1 Specimen of Leptoglossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998, 09.vi.2019, Roaring Creek, Belize
(photograph: Jane Crawford).
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