Prostemma (Prostemma) guttula asiaticum Kerzhner, 1968

Novoselsky, T., Freidberg, A., Dorchin, N., Meltzer, N. & Kerzhner, I., 2014, The Nabidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Israel and the Sinai Peninsula, Zootaxa 3827 (4), pp. 471-492 : 473-476

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Prostemma (Prostemma) guttula asiaticum Kerzhner, 1968
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Prostemma (Prostemma) guttula asiaticum Kerzhner, 1968

( Figs. 1, 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4 , 5–6 View FIGURES 5 – 10 , 15 View FIGURES 15 – 26 , 31 View FIGURES 31 – 34 , 46–47, 63 View FIGURES 63 – 66 )

Material examined. ISRAEL: Har Hermon, Man Valley [Marg' Man, Hermon], faunistics (1 ♀); Bab el Hawa, 2.viii. 1979, P. Amitai (1 ♀), 23.vi. 1981, faunistics (1 ♀); Khushnīya [Golan, Hushnye], 25.xii. 1973 (1 ♀); Nahal 'Iyyon Nature Reserve [haTanur], 21.iii. 1974, D. Furth (1 ♀); Sasa, 7.v. 1976, J. Kugler (1 ♂); Haifa, 4.xii. 1945, H. Bytinski-Salz (1 ♂); Karmel, Hawwat Maqura, 21.i. 1984, E. Shney-Dor (1 ♀); Zikhron Ya'aqov [Zichron Y.], 20.i. 1975 (1 ♂); Gan Shemu`el [Gan-Shmuel], 29.viii. 1971, M. Tintepulver (1 ♀); Nahal Poleg [Wadi Falik], 7.iii. 1962, J. Kugler (1 ♂); Sidna 'Ali Mosque, North to Herzliyya, sea shore [Sidni-Ali], 14.ii. 1972, G. Tsabar (1 ♀); Savyon [Savion], 12.iii. 1982, Y. Zvik (1 ♂), 19.vi. 1982, Y. Zvik (1 ♀); Nahal Peza`el, 17.vii. 1983, Y. Zvik (1 ♀); Tel Aviv, 14.ii. 1945, H. Bytinski-Salz (1 ♀); Ramat Gan, Bar Ilan University [Bar-Ailan], 15.v. 1981, Y. Zvik (1 ♀); Giv'at Koah, 23.ii. 1972, Y. Zvik (1 ♀); Ganne Yehuda [Ganey Yehuda], 21.iii. 1982, Y. Zvik (2 ♀); Holon, 5.iii. 1958, Ch. Levinsohn (1 ♂); 21.ii. 1958 (1 ♂); Bet 'Oved [Beit Oved], 21.ii. 1958, R. Rosin (1 ♂); Ben Shemen, 4.ii. 1984, S. Eliav (1 ♀); Latrun, 20.iii. 1982, E. Shney-Dor (1 ♀); Alon Shevut [Alon-Shvut], 11.xi. 1981, Y. Zvik (1 ♀); 'En Hemed [Aqua Bella], 10.v. 1950, J. Wahrman (1 ♀); Yerushalayim [Jerusalem], 2.ii. 1976, S. Blondheim (1 ♀), 12.v. 1976, P. Amitai (1 ♂), 5.iv. 1989, L. Orlev (1 ♂); Sha'alvim [Sha`albim], 21.ii. 1981, E. Shney-Dor (1 ♂); Qiryat Gat [Kiriat-Gat], 4.v. 1982, Y. Zvik (1 fifth instar); Ziqim, 9.i. 1978, G. Levy (1 ♀).

Distribution. Palaearctic. Southern Europe, Mediterranean, Central Asia. General distribution in Israel: Fig. 63 View FIGURES 63 – 66 .

Previous records. Bodenheimer, 1937: 205 (“ Palestine ”, as Prostema guttula (Fabricius)); Linnavuori, 1961: 37 (Zichron), 1973: 48 (Bet Oved); Kerzhner, 1981: 103 (Jerusalem).

Biology. This species occurs in dry open areas on the soil surface under rocks and bushes. It was observed feeding on larvae and adults of Sphragisticus nebulosus Fall. ( Heteroptera : Lygaeidae ), and in the laboratory preferred Alydus calcaratus, Aellopus atratus, Beosus maritimus, and Lygus pratensis ( Heteroptera : Lygaeidae ), but accepted also flies and beetles ( Kerzhner, 1981).

Comments. The male genitalia of Prostema guttula in Israeli specimens fit those of the subspecies asiaticum Kerzhner. Paramere laterally smoothly rounded, without any protrusion ( Figs. 15–16 View FIGURES 15 – 26 ). Phallus: Fig. 31 View FIGURES 31 – 34 .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Nabidae

Genus

Prostemma