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First record of Halyomorpha halys and mass occurrence of Nezara viridula in Slovakia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)


HEMALA Vladimír KMENT Petr

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Plant Protection Science
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Zoology
Keywords brown marmorated stink bug; southern green stink bug; Europe; polyphagous; phytophagous; invasive species
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Description The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys Stal, 1855 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), is recorded from Slovakia for the first time based on a 5th instar larva collected in the town of Štúrovo, Slovakia. The current distribution, economic importance and biology of the species are briefly reviewed. During the visit to Štúrovo, a mass occurrence of adults and larvae of the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pentatomidae), so far captured in Slovakia in 2014 only as a single specimen, was also observed. This observation confirms the presence of N. viridula as an established species in southern Slovakia. Both species are important pests to a large number of crops (vegetables, fruit trees, decorative plants, etc.) and can cause considerable economic losses.
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