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Zelus renardii
(leafhopper assassin bug)



Zelus renardii (leafhopper assassin bug)


  • Last modified
  • 19 December 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Zelus renardii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • leafhopper assassin bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Zelus renardii Kolenati

Preferred Common Name

  • leafhopper assassin bug

EPPO code

  • ZELURE (Zelus renardii)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Reduviidae
  •                                 Genus: Zelus
  •                                     Species: Zelus renardii

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


IsraelPresent2018van der Heyden, 2018

North America

CanadaPresentCAB Abstracts
-ArizonaPresentCAB Abstracts


AlbaniaPresent2016van der Heyden, 2017
GreecePresentvan der Heyden, 2015
-CretePresent2014van der Heyden, 2015


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Davranoglou LR, 2011. Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856), a New World reduviid discovered in Europe (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 147(1766-68):157-162.

van der Heyden, T., 2015. A recent record of Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) on Crete/Greece (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). (Ein aktueller Nachweis von Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) auf Kreta/Griechenland (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae)). BVnPC, 4(52), 55-59.

van der Heyden, T., 2017. First records of Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) for Albania. Arquivos Entomoloxicos, 18, 49-50.

van der Heyden, T., 2018. First record of Zelus renardii Kolenati (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) in Israel. Revista Chilena de Entomología, 44(4), 463-465.

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