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The first record of Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1842) for Greece is reported. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized.
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First record of Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1842)
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) 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 Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1842) for Greece is
reported. Information on the known distribution of the species is summarized.
To cite this article: van der Heyden, T., 2021, First record of Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1842)
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Greece, J.Het.Turk., 3 (2):148-150
DOI:10.5281/zenodo.5717235
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Received: Nov 03, 2021; Revised: Nov 11, 2021; Accepted: Nov 15, 2021; Published online: Nov 30, 2021
Short Note
KEYWORDS: Dryadocoris apicalis, first record, distribution, Greece.
So far, Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-
Schaeffer, 1842) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera:
Pentatomidae) has been reported from
the following European countries: Albania,
France (including Corsica), Italy
(including Capraia, Pantelleria, Sardinia
and Sicily), Portugal and Spain (including
the Canary Islands) (Carapezza, 1995;
Jiménez et al., 2003; Aukema et al.,
2006; Dusoulier & Lupoli, 2006; Rider,
2006; Belousova, 2007; Gessé, 2011;
Roca-Cusachs & Goula, 2017; Fernández
Ruiz, 2018; Roca-Cusachs et al., 2018;
van der Heyden, 2019).
Outside Europe, the species has been
reported from Algeria, Cameroon, the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, the
Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania,
Togo and Yemen (Rider, 2006; Belousova,
2007; Robertson, 2009).
Now, the first record of D. apicalis in
Greece can be reported: On 02.11.2021,
an adult specimen was photographed by
Christopher Bakos in Parga, a coastal
village in North-West Greece (Fig. 1).
The specimen was found inside a building
where vegetable plants are grown hydro-
ponically. Likely, it was drawn to the
heat of the LED lamp that provides the
sunlight/heat to the vegetables or
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alternatively to the moisture at the base
of the vegetable plant (Lettuce) where the
bug was found (Christopher Bakos, pers.
comm.). So far, the nearest location of
findings of other specimens of D. apicalis
is the Albanian city of Vlorë, located less
than 200 km north-west of Parga (van
der Heyden, 2019).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to thank Christopher Bakos
for allowing me to use his photo of D.
apicalis to illustrate this note and for
additional information about his finding.
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Figure 1. Dryadocoris apicalis (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1842), Parga, Greece, 02.11.2021. (Photo:
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