Presence of Thaumastocoris peregrinus in the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina

Abstract :

Insects are the most abundant group of animals around the world: approximately one million of them have been recorded, but the exact number is unknown as many are yet to be discovered. In Hemiptera, we can find the Heteroptera, with approximately 40,000 species described, in Argentina a total of 686 genera and 2030 species they were described. Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae) it is a phytophagous bug native to Australia, it was cited for the first time for Argentina with the name of Thaumastocoris australicus Kirkaldy, 1908 for Noack & Coviella yet at the same time, Carpintero & Dellapé described it as a new species. The study area involves the city of Santa Rosa, capital of the province of La Pampa; A total of 30 specimens belonging to the Thaumastocoris peregrinus species were collected, they were easily collected by the Beating sheet. We consider that the population of T. peregrinus is well established in our city.


Keyword :

Heteroptera, Thaumastocoris, Argentina


Author(s) : Pall, J. L., Heim, T.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 1


2021 Vol. 16 Number 1