Orius (Heterorius) minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Jerinic-Prodanovic, Dusanka & Protic, Ljiljana, 2013, True bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) as psyllid predators (Hemiptera, Psylloidea), ZooKeys 319, pp. 169-189: 174-175

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

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scientific name

Orius (Heterorius) minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

6) Orius (Heterorius) minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)   Fig. 2

Trophic status.

Zoophagous.

Distribution.

Palaearctic.

Preys.

Baeopelma foersteri   (Flor, 1861), from Alnus glutinosa   , Radenković, 3.VI.2006, collected 1♀. Cacopsylla melanoneura   , from Malus domestica   , Beograd–Hotel Jugoslavija, 26.V.2005, reared 1♂; Ilinci, 2.V.2010, reared 1♂, 2♀♀ 'ex larva' 10.V.2010. Cacopsylla picta   (Foerster, 1848), from Malus domestica   , Beograd–Hotel Jugoslavija, 26.V.2005, reared 1♂. Cacopsylla pyri   , from Pyrus communis   , Radmilovac, 10.VII.2006, reared 1♂, 2♀♀ 'ex larva' 20.VII.2006; 26.VII.2006, collected 1♂; 4.IX.2006, collected 1♂. Cacopsylla rhamnicola   (Scott, 1876), from Rhamnus cathartica   , Kelebija, 25.V.2005, reared 1♀ 'ex larva' 6.VI.2005. Camarotoscena speciosa   , from Populus nigra   , Zemun–Nova Galenika, 1.IX.2008, reared 1♂ 'ex larva' 9.IX.2008; 24.IX.2008, reared 1♂ 'ex larva' 1.X.2008. Homotoma ficus   (Linnaeus, 1758), from Ficus carica   , Beograd–Banjica, 23.IX.2008, collected 2♂♂, 3♀♀, feeding on eggs. Psyllopsis discrepans   , from Fraxinus ornus   , Ilinci, 21.V.2005, collected 1♂. Psyllopsis discrepans   and Psyllopsis repens   , from Fraxinus ornus   , Beograd–Autokomanda, 7.IX.2008, reared 5♂♂, 4♀♀ 'ex larva' 11.IX.2008; 21.IX.2008, collected 3♂♂; 23.IX.2008, collected 1♂; 7.X.2008, collected 1♂, 1♀; 14.X.2008, collected 1♀; 21.X.2008, collected 1♀. Psyllopsis fraxinicola   , from Fraxinus   sp., Vrujci, 1.VII.2009, 1♀. Psyllopsis machinosa   , from Fraxinus ornus   , Beograd–Autokomanda, 6.V.2009, reared 1♀ 'ex larva' 10.V.2009. Psyllopsis repens   , from Fraxinus ornus   , Beograd–Autokomanda, 21.VIII.2010, reared 1♀. Trioza mesembrina   Burckhardt, 1986, from Chaerophyllum hirsutum   , Kopaonik–Srebrenac, 7.VIII.2008, reared 1♂. Trioza rhamni   (Schrank, 1801), from Rhamnus cathartica   , Kelebija, 25.V.2005, reared 1♀ 'ex larva' 6.VI.2005; Ilinci, 2.V.2009, 1♂.

Orius minutus   is an extremely polyphagous species distributed in Europe, Siberia, China and Mediterranean region. Many authors determined it as a predator of harmful insect species from a number of orders ( Thysanoptera   , Diptera   , Lepidoptera   , Coleoptera   and Hemiptera   Homoptera   ). Already reported as a psyllid predator ( Herard 1986). In France, Herard (1986) determined Orius minutus   as a predator of pear psyllids, primarily Cacopsylla pyrisuga   , and hawthorn psyllids. Also in Slovenia, Vrabl and Matis (1977) register it as a predator of Cacopsylla pyrisuga   and Cacopsylla pyrisuga   . In Serbia, Pavićević (1977) and Jerinić-Prodanović et al. (2010) determined Orius minutus   as a predator of Cacopsylla pyrisuga   in pear orchards. Malenovský and Jerinić-Prodanović (2011) also found it as a predator of Psyllopsis repens   . In Croatia, Arčanin and Balarin (1972) recognized the significance of Orius minutus   in the reduction of the mite Panonychus ulmi   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Anthocoridae

Genus

Orius