A contribution to the distribution of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland – IV

Grzegorz Gierlasiński¹*, Grzegorz Kolago², Artur Taszakowski³ ⁵, Marek Miłkowski⁴, Maksymilian Syratt, Adrian Masłowski³, Janusz Grzywocz⁵, Tomasz Rutkowski¹

¹ Zbiory Przyrodnicze, Wydział Biologii, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, ul. Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań
² ul. Czarnieckiego 5/8, 30-536 Kraków
³ Instytut Biologii, Biotechnologii i Ochrony Środowiska, Wydział Nauk Przyrodniczych, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, ul. Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice
⁴ ul. Królowej Jadwigi 19/21, 26-600 Radom
⁵ Dział Przyrody, Muzeum Górnośląskie w Bytomiu, pl. Jana III Sobieskiego 2, 41-902 Bytom
✉ ggierlas@gmail.com
*Autor do korespondencji (corresponding author)

Otrzymano (received): 30.01.2022 / Zaakceptowano (accepted): 25.04.2022 / Opublikowano (published): 14.05.2022
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Abstract

This paper continues a series of publications on the distribution of true bugs in Poland. It includes new faunistic data for 273 species of true bugs. In total, data on 33 species previously unreported in 14 zoogeographical regions of Poland are presented, including some rarely collected: Charagochilus spiralifer, Deraeocoris ventralis, Emblethis griseus, Emblethis denticollis, Liorhyssus hyalinus, Pyrrhocoris marginatus, Odontoscelis lineola, Stephanitis takeyai, Tytthus pygmaeus. Moreover, a food source, unusual for Pyrrhocoris apterus, was presented – the fresh carcass of a small rodent. It is also noteworthy that this paper was largely prepared using citizen science. Many people (non-specialists in Heterop-tera) collected data constituting almost 20% of the presented records. Notably, the true bugs recorded in this way include species very rarely collected in Poland and species alien to Polish fauna (e.g., Oxycarenus lavaterae and Halyomorpha halys). Due to the lack of funding being a significant obstacle to biodiversity studies in Poland, citizen science seems to be the only way to effectively monitor all the dynamic places in national entomofauna.

Keywords

true bugs, faunistics, new records, big data, citizen science, biodiversity, monitoring of fauna, expansive species, alien species, distribution

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