Heterocordylus (Heterodactylus) genistae (Scopoli, 1763)

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

Heterocordylus (Heterodactylus) genistae (Scopoli, 1763)
status

 

13) Heterocordylus (Heterodactylus) genistae (Scopoli, 1763)  

Trophic status.

Phytozoophagous.

Distribution.

Europe.

Prey.

Cacopsylla melanoneura   , from Malus domestica   , Beloljin, 4.V.2008, collected 1♂; Ilinci, 20.V.2006, reared 1♂ 'ex larva' 25.V.2006; Uzovnica, 29.IV.2007, collected 1 specimen.

Heterocordylus genistae   is mentioned in the literature as a beneficial insect being a predator of psyllids both in larval and adult stage. It is registered as a predator of various other insects ( Protić 1993, 1998).

In the present paper, we report Heterocordylus genistae   for the first time as a predator of psyllids in Serbia.