Deraeocoris (Knightocapsus) lutescens (Schilling, 1836)

Jerinic-Prodanovic, Dusanka & Protic, Ljiljana, 2013, True bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) as psyllid predators (Hemiptera, Psylloidea), ZooKeys 319, pp. 169-189: 178

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Deraeocoris (Knightocapsus) lutescens (Schilling, 1836)
status

 

12) Deraeocoris (Knightocapsus) lutescens (Schilling, 1836)  

Trophic status.

Zoophagous.

Distribution.

Euro-Mediterranean.

Preys.

Cacopsylla pyri   , from Pyrus communis   , Izvor, 14.IV.2009, 1♂. Cacopsylla rhamnicola   , from Rhamnus cathartica   , Obedska bara, 4.VI.2005, reared 1♂ 'ex larva' 18.VI.2005. Camarotoscena speciosa   , from Populus nigra   , Zemun–Nova Galenika, 18.X.2010, collected 1♀. Psyllopsis fraxinicola   , from Fraxinus angustifolia   , Zemun–Nova Galenika, 1.IX.2006, collected 1♀. Trioza chenopodii   , from Atriplex oblongifolia   , Galovica, 18.VII.2003, reared 1♂.

Deraeocoris lutescens   is a Mediterranean species, distributed also in small numbers in Central Europe. Known mainly as an egg predator of pear psyllid Cacopsylla pyrisuga   and hawthorn psyllid Cacopsylla crataegi   ( Herard 1986). It is also reported as a predator of aphids and mite Panonychus ulmi   in apple orchards in Croatia ( Arčanin and Balarin 1972) and in pear orchards as a predator of Cacopsylla pyrisuga   in France and Turkey ( Herard 1986, Erler 2004).

Deraeocoris lutescens   has been already registered in Serbia ( Protić 1993) but here is reported for the first time as a predator of psyllids in this country.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Deraeocoris