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Reporting the second record of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) in Albania, the presence of the species in the country is confirmed. Information on the known distribution of S. bilunatum in Europe is summarized.
Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 111
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J.Het.Turk., 3(2), Nov 2021 (eISSN 2687-3249)
Confirmation of the presence of Solenosthedium bilunatum
(Lefèbvre, 1827) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae)
in Albania
Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany.
E-mail: tmvdh@web.de ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4138-7160
Torsten van der Heyden
ABSTRACT: Reporting the second record of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) in
Albania, the presence of the species in the country is confirmed. Information on the known
distribution of S. bilunatum in Europe is summarized.
To cite this article: van der Heyden, T., 2021, Confirmation of the presence of Solenosthedium bilunatum
(Lefèbvre,1827) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae) in Albania, J.Het.Turk., 3 (2):111-113
DOI:10.5281/zenodo.5717188
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Received: Oct 04, 2021; Revised: Oct 12,2021; Accepted: Oct 12, 2021; Published online: Nov 30, 2021
Short Note
KEYWORDS: Solenosthedium bilunatum, distribution, Albania.
So far, Solenosthedium bilunatum
(Lefèbvre, 1827) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera:
belonging to the subfamily Elvisurinae,
has been reported from the following
European countries: Albania, Croatia
(mainland, Korčula), Cyprus, France
(mainland, Corsica), Greece, Italy (mainland,
Sardinia, Sicily, Ustica), Malta, Portugal
and Spain (mainland, Ibiza, Mallorca)
(Misja, 1973; Josifov, 1986; Matocq &
Pluot-Sigwalt, 2002; Göllner-Scheiding,
2006; Gogala, 2008; Aukema et al.,
2013; Dusoulier et al., 2016; Škorput et
al., 2019; van der Heyden, 2020).
The only known record of S. bilunatum
from Albania so far, which was found in
Kokome (Sarandë) on 31.10.1970, was
reported by Misja (1973).
Now, the presence of S. bilunatum in
Albania can be confirmed: On 29.09.2021,
a nymph was photographed by Théalie
Dhellemmes on Paliurus spina-christi
Mill. (Rhamnaceae) near the city of
Sarandë, located at the Ionian Sea (Fig.
1). The photograph was uploaded to the
online database iNaturalist (under the
pseudonym thealie) (2021).
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to thank Théalie Dhellemmes for allowing me to use her photo of S.
bilunatum to illustrate this note.
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Figure 1. Nymph of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827), near Sarandë, Albania,
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Nowadays, online social media provide rich insight into natural history and the distribution of many living beings. Based on citizen records uploaded to Facebook, we confirm the presence of the shield bug Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) in Croatia. S. bilunatum is a remarkable Mediterranean scutellerid within the subfamily Elvisurinae, with its distribution core in Southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The species was recorded in Croatia only once prior to our study, in 2000 in Vela Luka on the Adriatic island of Korčula. We report the species from three additional localities in Dalmatia: Kaštel Lukšić (recorded in 2018 and 2019), Split (recorded in 2019) and Mount Srđ above Dubrovnik (recorded in 2019). The species has either been neglected or is rare. Due to global warming, it could spread its distribution area towards north.
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