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Carpocoris fuscispinus Boheman, 1851

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Carpocoris fuscispinus Boheman, 1851 (sensu Ribes et al. 2007)
Syn. : Carpocoris mediterraneus mediterraneus (Tamanini, 1958), Carpocoris mediterraneus atlanticus (Tamanini, 1958)
Common names: Red Shield Bug [En], Pentatome meridional [Fr], Chinche mediterránea [Es]

Koumeika, SAMOS ● Greece

Ribes has recently synonymized C. mediterraneus mediterraneus (Tamanini, 1958), C. m. atlanticus (Tamanini, 1958), with C. fuscispinus (Boheman, 1851). Some French entomologists didn’t agree with him.

Description: This Eurasian shieldbug has a reddish color (many variations) and 4 black divergent marks spreading from the head part and following on the pronotum. Antennas are black and legs reddish.
The humeral angles of pronotum are sharply pointed or rounded, protruding more or less (depending on the whole eco-geographical phenotype). The black spot on them is massive, with its internal edge convex.
Biology: It is a polyphagous vegetarian which feeds on Asteraceae, Umbelliferae, etc.

References:
Ribes, J.; Gapon, D.; Pagola-Carte, S. (2007). On some species of Carpocoris Kolenati, 1846: new synonymies (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae), in Renker, C. (Hrsg.): Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Hannes Günther. Mainzer naturwissenschaftliches Archiv, Beih.31, pp.187-198.
Ribes, J., S. Pagola-Carte, and I. Zabalegui. 2008. On some Palearctic Carpocorini (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae). Heteropterus Revista de Entomología 8(2):155-169. pdf Document






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  • boreocypriensis - Sunday 6 February 2011 23:02
    :sourire:)) this reminds me the "Turkish do it beter":sourire:) ha ha:sourire:)