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Abstract

Nagusta goedelii (Kolenati, 1857) (Hemiptera Heteroptera Reduviidae) in Sardinia: human-mediated dispersal aids this species to spread west.

Abstract

This note reports the first finding of the reduviid bug Nagusta goedelii (Kolenati, 1857) in Sardinia and is first ascertained case of the human-mediated introduction of this species. In fact, Nagusta goedelii is showing an expansion of its geographical range from the east to the west, however the causes are still unknown and further studies are needed. A brief review of the European distribution of this species is given. An update of its regional occurrence in Italy, based on verified records available online, is also provided. The species was observed in co-occurrence with the invasive bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855), which would appear to be one of its possible predators.