Deraeocoris (Deraeocoris) flavilinea (A. Costa, 1862)

Jerinic-Prodanovic, Dusanka & Protic, Ljiljana, 2013, True bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) as psyllid predators (Hemiptera, Psylloidea), ZooKeys 319, pp. 169-189: 177

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Deraeocoris (Deraeocoris) flavilinea (A. Costa, 1862)
status

 

10) Deraeocoris (Deraeocoris) flavilinea (A. Costa, 1862)  

Trophic status.

Zoophytophagous.

Distribution.

Western and Central Europe.

Preys.

Cacopsylla bidens   , from Pyrus communis   , Beograd–Karaburma, 4.V.2006, reared 1♀ 'ex larva' 18.V.2006. Homotoma ficus   , from Ficus carica   , Beograd–Banjica, 21.V.2009, collected 1♂, 2♀♀. Trioza rhamni   , from Rhamnus cathartica   , Beograd–Hotel Jugoslavija, 26.V.2005, reared 1♂ 'ex larva' 29.V.2005. Psyllopsis discrepans   and Psyllopsis machinosa   , from Fraxinus angustifolia   , Beograd–Autokomanda, 21.V.2009, 1♂, 1♀.

Deraeocoris flavilinea   is reported so far as a predator of psyllids ( Jerinić-Prodanović and Protić 2011, Simov et al. 2012). Until 1980's, it was known only from Sicily, from where it has spread to Central Europe where it is now considered as an invasive species ( Rabitsch 2008). As a predator of psyllids, it has been known in Serbia since 2011 ( Jerinić-Prodanović and Protić 2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Deraeocoris