True bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) as psyllid predators (Hemiptera, Psylloidea)
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Data on natural enemies of psyllids are rare and can usually be found in papers about economically significant species. During an investigation of psyllid fauna in Serbia, natural enemies were investigated, too. True bugs were the most numerous among them. From 28 psyllid species, 21 species of true bugs from families Anthocoridae and Miridae were reared. Seven species of Anthocoridae were identified: Anthocoris amplicollis (Horvath, 1839), A. confusus Reuter, 1884, A. nemoralis (Fabricius, 1794), A. nemorum (Linnaeus, 1761), Orius majusculus Reuter, 1884, O. minutus (Linnaeus, 1758) and O. niger Wolff, 1811. The following 14 species of Miridae were identified: Atractotomus mali Meyer-Dur, 1843, Campylomma verbasci (Meyer-Dur, 1843), Deraeocoris flavilinea (A. Costa, 1862), D. ruber (Linnaeus, 1758), D. lutescens (Schilling, 1836), Heterocordylus genistae (Scopoli, 1763), Hypseloecus visci (Puton, 1888), Malacocoris chlorizans Panzer, 1794, Miris striatus (Linnaeus, 1758), Orthotylus m...arginalis Reuter, 1884, Psallus assimilis Stichel, 1956, Ps. quercus Kirschbaum, 1856, Ps. flavellus Stichel, 1933 and Pseudoloxops coccinea (Meyer-Dur, 1843). The aim of the research was to provide list of true bugs recorded as predators of psyllids in order to preserve their diversity and significance, especially on cultivated plants.
Keywords:Psylloidea / Heteroptera / predators / natural enemies / Serbia
Source:Zookeys, 2013, 319, 169-189
- Pensoft Publ, Sofia