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Abstract

Trichocorixa verticalis verticalis (Fieber, 1851) (Hemiptera, Corixidae): a new exotic species in Morocco.

Abstract

The presence of the Nearctic taxon, Trichocorixa verticalis verticalis (Fieber, 1851) (Hemiptera, Corixidae), coming from California, is discovered for the first time in the north-west of Morocco, northern Africa. Detailed descriptions of its morphology, aquatic habitats and environmental requirements are included. The mechanisms of introduction of this species are also discussed.