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First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Andorra

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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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NOTA / NOTE
First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910
(Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Andorra.
Torsten van der Heyden
Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg (GERMANY). e-mail: tmvdh@web.de
Abstract: 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.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae, Coreinae, Anisoscelini, Leptoglossus occidentalis, invasive species, first
record, Andorra.
Resumen: Primera cita de Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Coreidae) en Andorra. Se
presenta la primera cita de Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae:
Anisoscelini) de Andorra. Se resume la distribución europea de la especie.
Palabras clave: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae, Coreinae, Anisoscelini, Leptoglossus occidentalis, especie invasora,
primera cita, Andorra.
Recibido: 22 de octubre de 2020 Publicado on-line: 26 de octubre de 2020
Aceptado: 25 de octubre de 2020
Within the last twenty years, the invasive Nearctic coreid Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann,
1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) has colonized nearly all of Europe (van
der Heyden, 2019). Several European countries have been added more recently to its known
distribution: Cyprus (van der Heyden & Zettel, 2019), Lithuania (Karalius & Karaliūtė, 2019), Finland (van
der Heyden, 2020) and Estonia (van der Heyden, submitted). This species is well established in France
and on the Iberian Peninsula, so its detection in Andorra was somewhat expected.
On 21.10.2020, photographs of an adult specimen were taken in the village of Les Escaldes and
uploaded to the online database iNaturalist by Agustin Edery (see here).
Thus, the presence of L. occidentalis in Andorra can be confirmed and, not reported in scientific
publications yet, the record in this note is the first one for this country.
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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.
First record of the invasive western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera, Coreidae) in Lithuania
  • S Karalius
  • A Karaliūtė
Karalius, S. & Karaliūtė, A. 2019. First record of the invasive western conifer seed bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera, Coreidae) in Lithuania. Lietuvos entomologų draugijos darbai, 3(31): 17-18.