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The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) is recorded for the first time from Hungary. The circumstances of finding this species and a detailed description of both male and female genitalia are given. The currently known distribution, biology and significance of the species are briefly reviewed.
Niche conservatism providing support for using ecological niche modeling in biological invasions has been widely noticed, however, the equilibrium state and geographic background effect on niche model transferability has received scant attention. The western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, native to western North America, has expanded its range(More)
The sequences of 18S and 28S rDNAs have been used as molecular markers to resolve phylogenetic relationships of Heteroptera for two decades. The complete sequences of 18S rDNAs have been used in many studies, while in most studies only partial sequences of 28S rDNAs have been used due to technical difficulties of amplifying the complete lengths. In this(More)
The identity of Acanthosoma vicinum Uhler, 1861 (type species of the monotypic genus Grossaria Kumar, 1974) is clarified based on reexamination of the lectotype. The following new combination and new subjective synonymies are proposed: Elasmucha Stål, 1864 = Grossaria Kumar, 1974, syn. nov.; Elasmucha vicina (Uhler, 1861), comb. nov. (transferred from(More)
The genus level diagnostic characters of Acanthosoma Curtis, 1824, Anaxandra Stål, 1876, and Sastragala Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae) are discussed. The synonymy of Acanthosoma and Anaxandra proposed by Kumar (1974) is supported. Acanthosoma and Sastragala are redefined and recognized as valid genera. The identities of(More)
The identity of Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae: Rhyparochrominae: Rhyparochromini) is clarified based on reexamination of the lectotype. The subjective synonymy of Dieuches kreyenbergi Breddin, 1906 with M. abbreviatus is confirmed. The following new subjective synonymies are proposed: Rhyparochromus erosus(More)
The identities of the genus Equatobursa Zou, 1985 and its single included species, E. nigra Zou, 1985 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Heterogastridae) are clarified based on the re-examination of the type material of the species. The following new subjective synonymies are proposed: Sadoletus Distant, 1903 = Equatobursa Zou, 1985, syn. nov.; Sadoletus(More)
The genus Pinthaeus Stål, 1868 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae) is revised, a single species is recog nized, redescribed, and illustrated. The following new synonymy is proposed: Pinthaeus sanguinipes (Fabricius, 1781): P. hunieralis Horváth, 1911, syn. nov. A lectotype is designated for P. sanguinipes. The geographic distribution and un(More)
Lectotypes are designated and documented for the following species and infrasubspecific taxa: Dystus villosus Breddin, 1904; Lobothyreus breviceps Breddin, 1914; Pachycoris torridus (Scopoli, 1772) var. laetissimus Breddin, 1906 (originally proposed as var. laetissima); P. torridus var. moestissimus Breddin, 1906 (originally proposed as var. moestissima);(More)