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First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Estonia and Belarus

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The first records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) for Estonia and Belarus are reported. Information on the distribution of the species in Europe, in particular in its northern part, is summarized.
Heteroptera Poloniae Acta Faunistica
vol. 15: 56. Opole, 15 I 2021
ISSN 2083-201X
http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4437385
Heteroptera Poloniae Acta Faunistica, vol. 15: 56. Opole, 15 I 2021 ISSN 2083-201X
Short communication
First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Estonia and Belarus
TORSTEN VAN DER HEYDEN
Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany
e-mail:: tmvdh@web.de
Abstract. The first records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: An-
isoscelini) for Estonia and Belarus are reported. Information on the distribution of the species in Europe, in particular in its
northern part, is summarized.
Key words: true bugs, Coreoidea, western conifer seed bug, distribution, new record, invasive species, Baltic states, Scandinavia.
Over the past two decades, the highly dispersible Nearc-
tic coreid Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910
has colonized nearly all of Europe (van der Heyden
2019, 2020a, 2020b; van der Heyden & Zettel 2019).
So far, in Scandinavia the species has been report-
ed from Denmark (Buhl & Stephensen 2009), Norway
(Mjøs et al. 2010), Sweden (Lindelöw & Bergsten
2012) and Finland (van der Heyden 2020a). From the
Baltics, L. occidentalis has only been reported from
Lithuania (Karalius & Karaliūtė 2019) up to now. The
presence of the species in other Baltic countries and
Belarus has been expected (van der Heyden 2020a).
Now, the presence of L. occidentalis in Estonia and
Belarus can be reported:
On 25.09.2020, Timo Pettay photographed an
adult specimen of L. occidentalis on the island of
Saaremaa in the Baltic Sea. A photograph of the speci-
men and specific data on this finding were uploaded to
the online database eElurikkus (2020).
On 20.10.2020, an adult specimen of L. occiden-
talis was photographed near the town of Biaroza, lo-
cated in the south-western part of Belarus. A photo-
graph of the specimen was uploaded to the online
database iNaturalist by Vadim Protasevich under the
pseudonym naturalist46148 (Protasevich, 2020).
The records of L. occidentalis reported in this note
are the first ones for Estonia and Belarus.
Acknowledgements
Id like to thank Timo Pettay and Vadim Protasevich for
making their findings available to the public.
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