Confirmed occurrence of Ploiaria domestica (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) in Cyprus
Keywords:Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Emesinae, thread-legged bugs, invasive species, peridomestic, synanthropic, Cyprus, Levant, Mediterranean, Palaearctic
The presence of Ploiaria domestica Scopoli, 1786 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) in Cyprus was considered doubtful. Hereby we report the first confirmed occurrence of this species in the island. Images of a living specimen and diagnostic characters for recognition of this species are provided. Whether this species has a native population in this island remains to be found.
Cite as: Hadjiconstantis, M. & Davranoglou, L.-R. 2018. Confirmed occurrence of Ploiaria domestica (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) in Cyprus. Israel Journal of Entomology 48 (1): 63–67.
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