Petr Kment¹ , Torsten van der Heyden²

¹ Department of Entomology, National Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-193 00 Praha 9 – Horní Počernice, Czech Republic
² Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany

Received: 03.01.2022 / Accepted: 14.03.2022 / Published: 29.03.2022
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Based on the collected specimen and available photographs, we provide first records of the invasive assassin bug species Zelus (Diplodacus) renardii Kolenati, 1857 from Croatia and Montenegro. We also report a case of accidental introduction of a larva of Z. renardii to the Czech Republic. These records document further spreading of this species native in America in Mediterranean Europe and possible ways of its spreading to the new areas.


Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Harpactorinae, alien species, Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Palaearctic Region