Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus, 1758),

Ghahari, Hassan, Moulet, Pierre & Rider, David A., 2014, An annotated catalog of the Iranian Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha), Zootaxa 3837 (1), pp. 1-95: 12

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-AF2A-FFD1-5ECA-FCA8D82A3AF2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus, 1758) 

Cimex bidens Linnaeus, 1758: 443  ; Cimex bilobus Schrank, 1781: 268  ; Picromerus fuscoannulatus Stål, 1858: 176  ; Picromerus longicollis Jakovlev, 1902: 335  .

Distribution in Iran. East Azarbaijan ( Sadaghian et al. 2004; Nikdel et al. 2011), Kordestan ( Sakenin et al. 2010; Samin et al. 2011 a), Mazandaran ( Mohaghegh 2008), Northern Iran (no locality cited) ( Mohaghegh 2006), Iran (no locality cited) ( Rider 2006; Mohaghegh 2008; Aukema et al. 2013).

General distribution. Palearctic, mentioned from Algeria but this location seems doubtfull; it is known in USA and Canada.

Comments. This species is predator of gypsy moth larvae, Lymantria dispar  (L.) ( Lepidoptera  : Lymantridae  ) in the forest areas of Iran ( Nikdel et al. 2011), it can attack big caterpillars like those of Cossus  sp. ( Lepidoptera  : Cossidae  ), and also feeds on Gilpinia frutetorum (Fabricius)  ( Hymenoptera  : Diprionidae  ) ( Péricart 2010).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pentatomidae

Genus

Picromerus

Loc

Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Picromerus longicollis

Jakovlev 1902: 335
1902
Loc

Picromerus fuscoannulatus Stål, 1858: 176

Stal 1858: 176
1858
Loc

Cimex bilobus

Schrank 1781: 268
1781
Loc

Cimex bidens

Linnaeus 1758: 443
1758