Deroplax silphoides (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae): A new plant pest in Israel
Keywords:Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Scutelleridae, bugs, jewel bugs, shield bugs, ornamental plants, pests, pest species, plant pests, biology, life history, Israel, Middle East
This is the first report of the invasive scutellerid bug Deroplax silphoides (Thunberg, 1783) from Israel. The species is a pest of ornamental plants, whose immature stages and life history were previously unknown. Information on its nymphs, life history and distribution is provided and its association with Dodonaea viscosa (Sapindaceae) is reported for the first time.
Cite as: Novoselsky, T., Furth, D.G., Eger, J.E., Jr & Zvik, Y. 2015. Deroplax silphoides (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae): A new plant pest in Israel. Israel Journal of Entomology 44–45: 5–12.
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