Fabio Cianferoni¹∙²* , Aref Dia³

¹ National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET), Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy
² University of Florence, Natural History Museum, “La Specola”, Zoology, Via Romana 17, I-50125 Florence, Italy
³ Faculty of Science, Lebanese University, Hadath, Beirut, Lebanon
✉ fabio.cianferoni@cnr.it
*Corresponding author

Received: 12.04.2023 / Accepted: 16.06.2023 / Published: 30.06.2023
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The first record of Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) for Lebanon is provided. Further records for several Mediterranean islands are also reported. Some country records are discussed: those for Saudi Arabia and North Macedonia are preventively excluded from the distribution of this species pending further research.


Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Lygaeidae, faunistics, distribution, Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Spain