Morphological, biogeographical and molecular evidence of Carpocoris mediterraneus as a valid species (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).

  title={Morphological, biogeographical and molecular evidence of Carpocoris mediterraneus as a valid species (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).},
  author={Roland Lupoli and Francois Dusoulier and Astrid Cruaud and Sandrine Cros-Arteil and Jean Claude Streito},
Carpocoris mediterraneus Tamanini, 1958, synonymized with Carpocoris fuscispinus (Boheman, 1851) by Ribes et al. (2007), is restored to the species level. The shape of the pronotum is a good diagnostic character to distinguish the two species. The existence of two valid species is supported by geographical distribution patterns in Western Europe: Mediterranean-Atlantic for C. mediterraneus, and Continental for C. fuscispinus. In France and Spain, in some areas, the two species are found in… 


The species of Carpocorini (stink bugs) is new record of Hyderabad region and redescribed on the basis of morphological characters, especially colour, shape of head, pronotum, scutellum, antennal segments, and internal male genitalia.

New Records and Updated Checklist of the Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Greece

Simple Summary An updated species checklist for all the Pentatomoidea species for Greece is provided. Eight species are recorded from Greece for the first time. The checklist is supported with

Does the fundamental host range of Trissolcus japonicus match its realized host range in Europe?

  • Tim HayeSilvia T. MoraglioFrancesco TortoriciCristina MarazziTara D. GariepyLuciana Tavella
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Journal of Pest Science
  • 2023
Host specificity testing demonstrated that the fundamental host range of T. japonicus is fairly broad; however, it is unclear whether spatial or temporal refuges reduce parasitism of non-target species in the field, and most non- target species were less parasitized by T. Japonicus than H. halys.

New records of true bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) from the Maltese Islands

The number of confirmed records is augmented to 232 (221 in Malta, 74 on Gozo and 38 on Comino) and the presence of Tuponia brevirostris in Malta is confirmed since this record was previously based only on the catalogue of Palaearctic Heteroptera without original data.

Trissolcus kozlovi in North Italy: Host Specificity and Augmentative Releases against Halyomorpha halys in Hazelnut Orchards

Assessing its physiological host range on 12 bug species in the laboratory, as well as its potential as a biological control agent of H. halys, concluded that T. kozlovi is as oligophagous as Trissolcus japonicus, with which it shares many similarities.

A wide diversity of Pantoea lineages are engaged in mutualistic symbiosis and cospeciation processes with stinkbugs.

Pantoea evolutionary history in pentatomid stinkbugs was notably complex: it has been shaped not only by horizontal transfers with frequent host turnover but also by strict vertical transmission over long evolutionary periods, resulting in host-symbiont codiversification.

Investigations on Heteroptera (Hemiptera) Species in Cereal Agroecosystem of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Thirty specimens belonging to families of Heteroptera suborder (Hemiptera) have been determined in cereal agroecosystem of Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus in 2018-2019 and the most of these species are new record for these locations.

An annotated catalog of the Iranian Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha).

Seven families of Pentatomoidea including Acanthosomatidae, Dinidoridae, Pentatomidae, Plataspididae, Scutelleridae, Thaumastellidae, and Thyreocoridae are discussed in this catalog. The Iranian


Rhaphigaster nebulosa, Nezara virudula, and Dolycoris baccarum were found the most abundant phytophagous species in the investigated area and Picromerus bidens and Zicrona caerulea (Linnaeus) are predator species.

Partial mowing of urban lawns supports higher abundances and diversities of insects

Results clearly demonstrate that a reduced mowing frequency together with an always partial mowing of the area support higher biomass, abundances and diversities of insects as well as reproduction of insects on urban lawns.

Laying the foundations for a new classification of Agaonidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), a multilocus phylogenetic approach

A phylogeny of the Agaonidae, pollinators of Ficus species (Moraceae), is estimated using 4182 nucleotides from six genes, obtained from 101 species representing 19 of the 20 recognized genera, and four outgroups and a new classification is proposed.

Phytogeographical relationships among high mountain areas in the Baetic Ranges (South Spain)

Multivariate analysis techniques and the parsimony analysis of endemicity have been used to reveal the floristic similarities between the areas involved, to identify the centres of endemism and to re-assess the previous classifications of the Baetic ranges.

Clave de identificación de las especies euromediterráneas de Carpocoris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

A key to the species of genus Carpocoris known from the Euromediterranean Region is presented, mainly based on characters of external morphology.

MEGA5: molecular evolutionary genetics analysis using maximum likelihood, evolutionary distance, and maximum parsimony methods.

The newest addition in MEGA5 is a collection of maximum likelihood (ML) analyses for inferring evolutionary trees, selecting best-fit substitution models, inferring ancestral states and sequences, and estimating evolutionary rates site-by-site.

A simple method for estimating evolutionary rates of base substitutions through comparative studies of nucleotide sequences

  • M. Kimura
  • Biology
    Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • 2005
Some examples were worked out using reported globin sequences to show that synonymous substitutions occur at much higher rates than amino acid-altering substitutions in evolution.

Phylogenetic models of rate heterogeneity: a high performance computing perspective

  • A. Stamatakis
  • Biology, Computer Science
    Proceedings 20th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
  • 2006
The intention of this paper is to show that - from a purely empirical point of view - CAT can be used instead of Gamma, the main advantage of CAT over Gamma consists in significantly lower memory consumption and faster inference times.

RAxML-VI-HPC: maximum likelihood-based phylogenetic analyses with thousands of taxa and mixed models

UNLABELLED RAxML-VI-HPC (randomized axelerated maximum likelihood for high performance computing) is a sequential and parallel program for inference of large phylogenies with maximum likelihood (ML) that has been used to compute ML trees on two of the largest alignments to date.

Maximum likelihood estimation of the heterogeneity of substitution rate among nucleotide sites.

A maximum likelihood approach to estimating the variation of substitution rate among nucleotide sites according to an invariant+gamma distribution, which has two parameters: the gamma parameter alpha and the proportion of invariable sites theta.

The CLUSTAL_X windows interface: flexible strategies for multiple sequence alignment aided by quality analysis tools.

ClUSTAL X is a new windows interface for the widely-used progressive multiple sequence alignment program CLUSTAL W, providing an integrated system for performing multiple sequence and profile alignments and analysing the results.

La Météo de la France -Tous les climats localité par localité

  • La Météo de la France -Tous les climats localité par localité
  • 1986