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Lygaeus creticus



Lygaeus creticus


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  • 26 November 2019
  • 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

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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.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


AlbaniaPresent2017Original citation: van der Heyden (2017)
FrancePresent2017Original citation: van der Heyden (2017)
-CorsicaPresent2017Original citation: van der Heyden (2017)

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Nerium oleanderWhole plant


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Dioli, P., Grazioli, L., 2012. First record of Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 in Veneto and other regions of peninsular Italy (Insecta, Heterovtera, Lygaeidae). (Prime segnalazioni di Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 per il Veneto e altre regioni dell'Italia peninsulare (Insecta, Heteroptera, Lygaeidae)). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Venezia, 63, 19-25.

Gogala, A., Kamin, J., Kastelic, M., Vadnjal, D., Zdešar, M., 2018. First or rare records of Heteroptera species in Slovenia. Acta Entomologica Slovenica, 26(1), 55-62.

van der Heyden, T., 2017. First records of Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Lygaeinae) for Albania and France. Arquivos Entomoloxicos, 18, 65-66.

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