Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 66(1): 135-141, doi: 10.3897/travaux.66.e90065
First record of Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Hemiptera, Thaumastocoridae) in Cyprus
expand article infoJakovos Demetriou§, Christodoulos Makris|, Leonidas-Romanos Davranoglou
‡ Joint Services Health Unit Cyprus, Akrotiri, Cyprus§ Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus| Unaffiliated, Limassol, Cyprus¶ University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellapé, 2006, originally from Australia, has become a cosmopolitan alien species associated with Eucalyptus spp. (Myrtaceae). In this study, the species is recorded for the first time in Cyprus from the Limassol district and the Akrotiri UK Sovereign Base Area. The adverse socioeconomic impacts of the species on the island are briefly discussed.
alien species, biological invasions, bronze bug, Eucalyptus, Mediterranean, plantations