Acrosternum millierei (Mulsant & Rey, 1866),

Ghahari, Hassan, Moulet, Pierre & Rider, David A., 2014, An annotated catalog of the Iranian Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha), Zootaxa 3837 (1), pp. 1-95: 42-43

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3837.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:848FCF21-B70B-401F-ABC2-F9BE1F9DBFFC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/645987E6-AF08-FFF0-5ECA-F8DEDFFE3DE2

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Plazi

scientific name

Acrosternum millierei (Mulsant & Rey, 1866)
status

 

Acrosternum millierei (Mulsant & Rey, 1866) 

Nezara millierei Mulsant & Rey, 1866: 290  ; Aethemenes forbesi Distant, 1884: 460; Nezara millieri  var. putoni Vidal, 1949: 173  ; Acrosternum millierei  var. vidali Stichel, 1961: 645  .

Distribution in Iran. Alborz, Bushehr, Fars, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Tehran ( Hoberlandt 1997), East Azarbaijan ( Sadaghian et al. 2002; Havaskary et al. 2012), Golestan ( Heiss 2002), Hormozgan ( Hoberlandt 1997; Linnavuori 2004), Kerman ( Kiritshenko 1949, 1966; Seidenstücker 1958; Hoberlandt 1997; Zeinoddini Memand et al. 2012, 2013), Khorasan ( Modarres Awal 1996 a; Hoberlandt 1997; Linnavuori 2008), Mazandaran (Sakenin et al. 2008), Qom ( Wagner 1961), Semnan ( Kiritshenko 1949), Sistan & Baluchestan ( Hoberlandt 1955, 1997; Seidenstücker 1957; Safavi 1959; Miyamoto 1963; Kiritshenko 1966), West Azarbaijan (Nateq Golestan 2004; Nateq Golestan et al. 2004, 2010 a, b, c, 2011), Yazd ( Miyamoto 1963), Iran (no locality cited) ( Hoberlandt 1961; Rider 2006; Ribes & Pagola Carte 2013). According to Modarres Awal (1997 b), A. millieri  is widely distributed in Iran.

General distribution. Mediterranean basin (Canary Archipelago), Near East, Central Asia ( Iran, Iraq, Kuwait), Arabian Peninsula extending to tropical Africa.

Host plants. On Astragalus  sp. ( Fabaceae  ) ( Miyamoto 1963), Populus  sp. ( Salicaceae  ) ( Modarres Awal 1996 a), bean caper, harmel, pistachio, poplar, saltwort, Seidlitzia  sp. ( Amaranthaceae  ) ( Modarres Awal 1997 b), Indigofera  ( Fabaceae  ) ( Linnavuori 2004), Sinapis arvensis  ( Brassicaceae  ), Beta vulgaris  var. altissima  ( Chenopodiaceae  ) (Sakenin et al. 2008), Crataegus  sp. ( Malaceae  ) ( Nateq Golestan et al. 2011), in pistachio garden ( Zeinoddini Memand et al. 2012, 2013), and also on Alhagi pseudalhagi  ( Fabaceae  ), Peganum harmala  ( Zygophyllaceae  ) ( Zeinoddini Memand et al. 2013). According to Ribes & Pagola Carte (2013) A. millieri  lives on or under a great number of plants belonging to Pinaceae  , Cupressaceae  , Euphorbiaceae  , Anacardiaceae  , Fagaceae  , Araliaceae  , Ranunculaceae  , Fabaceae  , Poaceae  , Cistaceae  , Oleaceae  ; these authors recall that in Saudi Arabia A. millieri  lives in desertic biotopes but that in Israel it has been collected in cool places.

Comments. Acrosternum millierei  is the vector of Nematospora coryli  to pistachio trees ( Safavi 1974). Also, an unknown species, Acrosternum  sp., was recorded by Hashemi Rad et al. (2000, 2002) from Kerman as the pest of pistachio which we suspect that it was A. millierei  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pentatomidae

Genus

Acrosternum

Loc

Acrosternum millierei (Mulsant & Rey, 1866)

Ghahari, Hassan, Moulet, Pierre & Rider, David A. 2014
2014
Loc

var. vidali

Stichel 1961: 645
1961
Loc

var. putoni

Vidal 1949: 173
1949
Loc

Nezara millierei

Mulsant & Rey 1866: 290
1866