Orius (Heterorius) majusculus Reuter, 1884

Jerinic-Prodanovic, Dusanka & Protic, Ljiljana, 2013, True bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) as psyllid predators (Hemiptera, Psylloidea), ZooKeys 319, pp. 169-189: 173-174

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.319.4316

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scientific name

Orius (Heterorius) majusculus Reuter, 1884
status

 

5) Orius (Heterorius) majusculus Reuter, 1884  

Trophic status.

Zoophagous.

Distribution.

Euro-Atlantic.

Preys.

Psyllopsis discrepans   and Psyllopsis machinosa   , from Fraxinus   spp., Beograd–Autokomanda, 6.V.2009, collected 1♂.

Orius majusculus   was registered as a predator of psyllids ( Herard 1986). It is noted as a predator of aphids, such as Diuraphis noxia   and Schizaphis graminum   in Russia, mites in France, whiteflies in greenhouses in Italy and pear psyllid Cacopsylla pyri   in France ( Péricart 1972, Herard 1986).

The present paper reports Orius majusculus   as a psyllid predator for the first time in Serbia and Psyllopsis discrepans   and Psyllopsis machinosa   for the first time as a prey of Orius majusculus   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Anthocoridae

Genus

Orius