Erthesina Spinola, 1837 – a new alien genus for Europe found in Albania (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Roland Lupoli¹*, Torsten van der Heyden² , Paride Dioli³

¹ 79 rue Jules Ferry, F-94120 Fontenay-sous-bois, France
² Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany
³ Museo civico di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Entomologia, Corso Venezia 55, I-20121 Milan, Italy
✉ lupoli@free.fr
*Corresponding author

Received: 02.04.2020 / Accepted: 18.05.2020 / Published: 07.06.2020
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Abstract

The genus Erthesina is recorded for the first time in Europe. It has been observed at least 16 times in Albania since 2017 and since nymphs were found, it means the species is well implanted, can survive in winter, may become invasive and cause damage to crops.

Keywords

Heteroptera, Halyini, Erthesina fullo, Yellow Spotted Stink Bug, true bugs, invasive pest, Citrus, Pyrus, Albania

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