Acrosternum runaspis, Fieber, 1860

Panizzi, Antônio Ricardo & Grazia, Jocélia, 2001, Stink Bugs (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) And An Unique Host Plant In The Brazilian Subtropics, Iheringia, Sér. Zool. 90, pp. 21-35: 32

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Acrosternum runaspis


Acrosternum runaspis   .

Specimens were intercepted on privet on a very few occasions, and only as adults. Therefore we suspect it does not reproduce on privet. The species has a wide distribution in South America, like A. impicticorne   , from Colombia to Argentina (ROLSTON, 1983). In Brazil it is reported from State of Rio Grande do Sul ( LINK & GRAZIA, 1987). This is the first record for Paraná.

Adults with dorsal surface of the body green and densely puncturated, with margins of head, thorax and abdomen orange yellow; legs green. Median body length of females 18.5 mm (n = 5), and of males 16.2 mm (n = 5). Nonymphs and eggs were observed on privet plants.