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First record of Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Greece

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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.
Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey
J.Het.Turk., 2(2), Nov 2020 (eISSN 2687-3249)
First record of Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864)
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Greece
Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany.
E-mail: tmvdh@web.de
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4138-7160
Torsten van der Heyden
ABSTRACT: 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.
To cite this article: van der Heyden, T., 2020, First record of Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864) (Hemiptera:
Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Greece. J.Het.Turk., 2 (2):148-149
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Revised:
Oct 6, 2020;
Accepted:
Oct 12, 2020;
Published online:
Nov 3, 2020
Short Note
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KEYWORDS: Sphedanolestes cingulatus, first record, distribution, Mediterranean Region.
INTRODUCTION
The genus Sphedanolestes Stål, 1867
belongs to the subfamily Harpactorinae
of the Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera).
Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864),
a red and dark-coloured reduviid of 10 to
12 mm in length, has been assumed to
be endemic to mainland Italy and the
Italian island of Sicily (Ippolito, 1990;
Putshkov & Putshkov, 1996; Putshkov &
Moulet, 2009; Dioli et al., 2020).
The known distribution area of this species
has been expanded, as a specimen of S.
cingulatus was found on the Greek island
of Corfu.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
On 26.06.2010, Vladimir Deulin photographed
a specimen of S. cingulatus in the village
of Liapades at the western coast of Corfu
(Fig. 1). The specimen was found on a
flowering Myrtus communis L. (Myrtaceae)
about one meter above the ground (Vladimir
Deulin, personal communication). The
photo was published in the online database
iNaturalist (Deulin, 2019).
DISCUSSION
The island of Corfu is located near the
Italian coast. Thus, S. cingulatus was
probably transported “accidentally” to
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Corfu by a ship coming from Italy. As S.
cingulatus has not been reported for
Greece in scientific publications yet, the
record reported in this note is the first
one for this country.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to thank Vladimir Deulin
(Moscow, Russia) for allowing me to use
his photo of S. cingulatus to illustrate
this paper and for additional information
about his finding.
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Figure 1. Specimen of Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864), Liapades, Corfu, Greece, 26.06.2010.
(Photo: Vladimir Deulin).
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