Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O.G.Costa, 1834)

Ghahari, Hassan, Linnavuori, Rauno E., Moulet, Pierre & Ostovan, Hadi, 2010, An annotated catalogue of the Iranian Nabidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50 (1), pp. 33-44 : 35-36

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5325663

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5345152

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF87BD-341E-FFB6-4E5F-FA3C51A4F5FD

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides
status

 

Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides   (O. Costa, 1834)

Distribution in Iran. Ardabil ( MODARRES AWAL 1987, 1997), East Azerbaijan ( KERZHNER & RIEGER 1985), Golestan ( KERZHNER 1963, 1981, 1987), Guilan ( KERZHNER 1987, LINNAVUORI & HOSSEINI 2000), Mazandaran ( KERZHNER & RIEGER 1985, KERZHNER 1987, LINNAVUORI & HOSSEINI 2000).

General distribution. European, extending to North Africa and Middle East ( KERZHNER 1996).

Comment. Although larvae, especially early instars, have occasionally been found in ant nests, there is no evidence of a close association between these insects and such co-occurrences are probably accidental. Like all damsel bugs, this species is a predator and has been observed feeding on Plagiognathus arbustorum (Fabricius 1794)   ( Miridae   ), aphids and the eggs of the cabbage white butterfly ( Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)) ( KERZHNER 1981)   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Nabidae

Genus

Himacerus