THE NEARCTIC BUG ZELUS RENARDII (KOLENATI) (HEMIPTERA REDUVIIDAE) IN NORTHERN ITALY AND SICILY

SALVATORE BELLA
2020 Redia  
The presence of Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Harpactorinae), is documented for the first time in northern Italy (Liguria region) and in Sicily. This invasive species of nearctic origin was recorded for the first time in Europe in 2010 and in Italy in 2013. It is in rapid expansion in different areas of the world, especially in the Mediterranean basin and since it is extremely polyphagous its presence could represent a new threat for indigenous species and human activities.
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doi:10.19263/redia-103.20.14 fatcat:2dfrqs7nvjcnlfnulpmhmzr4v4