Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Lygaeus creticus



Lygaeus creticus


  • Last modified
  • 05 October 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lygaeus creticus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lygaeus creticus

Other Scientific Names

  • Lygaeus bisbipunctatus (Costa, A., 1864)
  • Lygaeus sexmaculatus (Garbiglietti, A., 1869)
  • Spilostethus creticus (Lucas, 1853)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Lygaeidae
  •                                 Genus: Lygaeus
  •                                     Species: Lygaeus creticus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


AlbaniaPresent2017van der Heyden, 2017
FrancePresent2017van der Heyden, 2017
-CorsicaPresent2017van der Heyden, 2017
ItalyPresentDioli and Grazioli, 2012
SloveniaPresentGogala et al., 2018

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Nerium oleander

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