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Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), new genus for Portugal

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The assassin bug genus Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is reported from Portugal for the first time, with records of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) from two sites in the districts of Porto and Leiria.
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Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae),
new genus for Portugal
José Manuel Grosso-Silva 1, Vítor da Silva 2, Óscar Silva 3 & Torsten van der Heyden 4
1 Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto (MHNC-UP) / PRISC, Praça Gomes Teixeira,
4099-002 Porto (PORTUGAL). e-mail: jmgrossosilva@mhnc.up.pt
2 Rua das Pedras, n.º 193, 4405-685 Gulpilhares (PORTUGAL). e-mail: vitosilva404@gmail.com
3 Estrada da Ribeira, n.º 7, 2410-502 Cortes, Leiria (PORTUGAL). e-mail: oscarworkmail@gmail.com
4 Immenweide 83, 22523 Hamburg (GERMANY). e-mail: tmvdh@web.de
Abstract: The assassin bug genus Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is reported from Portugal
for the first time, with records of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) from two sites in the districts of Porto and
Leiria.
Key words: Hemiptera, Reduviidae, true bugs, Sastrapada, Sastrapada baerensprungi, faunistics, first record, Portugal.
Resumen: Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), nuevo género para Portugal. Se cita el
género de chinches asesinos Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) por primera vez de Portugal,
con registros de Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) de dos localidades en los distritos de Porto y Leiria.
Palabras clave: Hemiptera, Reduviidae, chinches, Sastrapada, Sastrapada baerensprungi, faunística, primera cita,
Portugal.
Recibido: 29 de noviembre de 2021 Publicado on-line: 18 de diciembre de 2021
Aceptado: 5 de diciembre de 2021
The assassin bug genus Sastrapada Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae)
includes seven species in the Palaearctic region (PUTSHKOV & PUTSHKOV, 1996), two of which occur in
Western Europe (PUTSHKOV & MOULET, 2009): Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) and
Sastrapada subaptera (Garbiglietti, 1869).
According to PUTSHKOV & MOULET (2009), the taxonomic status of the Italian endemic S.
subaptera remains doubtful, so the only universally recognized species of Sastrapada in Europe is S.
baerensprungi. The recorded European distribution of S. baerensprungi comprises Albania, Bulgaria,
France (mainland and Corsica), Greece (mainland and Crete), Italy (mainland and Sicily), Spain, and
Switzerland (PUTSHKOV & MOULET, 2009). The presence of the species in Switzerland was questioned
by DIOLI (2015), on account of the non-Mediterranean character of the locality (Geneva) reported by
PUTSHKOV & MOULET (2009).
In the Iberian Peninsula (Map 1), the ocurrence of S. baerensprungi includes three Spanish
provinces: Barcelona, firstly reported by RIBES (1961), and Girona and Granada (PUTSHKOV &
MOULET, 2009).
In this contribution, we record S. baerensprungi from mainland Portugal for the first time, from
the coastal districts of Porto and Leiria (Map 1), based on photographs uploaded to the website
BioDiversity4All in October and November 2021.
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BioDiversity4All Portuguese records:
Leiria district:
Leiria municipality:
Cortes (39.702222, -8.787421; MGRS 100 km2 square: 29SND19), 18-10-2021 (1 , Fig. 1) (Óscar
Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/98634710). The specimen observed was
found while testing lights for a night moth trap. The observation area is located on the right bank
of the river Lis, upstream from Leiria, and can be characterized as peri-urban, with agriculture
mixed with native trees and shrubs.
Porto district:
Vila Nova de Gaia municipality:
Francelos (41.078363, -8.647028; MGRS 100 km2 square: 29TNF24): 08-10-2021 (1 ) (Vítor da
Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/97634526).
Francelos (41.078056, -8.646389; MGRS 100 km2 square: 29TNF24): 18-10-2021 (1 ) (Vítor da
Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/98660809); 20-10-2021 (1 and 1 ,
Fig. 2) (Vítor da Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/98893382); 04-11-2021
(1 ) (Vítor da Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/100282306).
Francelos (41.078278, -8.646452; MGRS 100 km2 square: 29TNF24): 25-10-2021 (1 nymph) (Vítor
da Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/99450579).
Francelos (41.078147, -8.645527; MGRS 100 km2 square: 29TNF24): 03-11-2021 (1 ) (Vítor da
Silva, url: https://www.biodiversity4all.org/observations/100190150).
The new records presented are the first for Portugal, but also represent a dramatic increase in the
Iberian known range of the species, which was only recorded from two provinces in the extreme
northeast and a third province in the southeast of Spain (Map 1).
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Fig. 1.- Male specimen of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) from Cortes, Leiria. ©Óscar Silva.
Fig. 2.- Male and female specimens of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) from Francelos, Vila Nova de Gaia.
©Vítor da Silva.
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Map 1.- Iberian distribution of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859), with the previously known Spanish provinces
(in grey), the new Portuguese districts (in green), and the MGRS 100 km2 squares of the observation sites in Portugal
in blue.
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Faune de France, 92. France et régions limitrophes. Fédération Française des Sociétés de
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PUTSHKOV, P.V. & MOULET, P. 2009. Hémiptères Reduviidae d'Europe Occidentale. Faune de France, 92. France et régions limitrophes. Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles. Paris, 668 pp.
Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region
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PUTSHKOV, P.V. & PUTSHKOV, V.G. 1996. Family REDUVIIDAE Latreille, 1807 -assassin-bugs, pp. 148-265. In: AUKEMA, B. & RIEGER, C. (eds.). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region. Volume 2. Cimicomorpha I. The Netherlands Entomological Society. Amsterdam, 361 pp.