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Nysius huttoni
(wheat bug)

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Nysius huttoni (wheat bug)

Summary

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  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Nysius huttoni
  • Preferred Common Name
  • wheat bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Nysius huttoni White

Preferred Common Name

  • wheat bug

EPPO code

  • NYSIHU (Nysius huttoni)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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.

Last updated: 12 May 2022

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Growth Stages

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Post-harvest

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Sturnus vulgaris Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs

References

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Birtles DB; Waddell BC; Maindonald JH, 1992. Mortality responses of Nysius huttoni to a dry heat disinfestation treatment for apples. Proceedings of the Forty Fifth New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 11-13 August 1992 [edited by Popay, A. J.] Rotorua, New Zealand; New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 269-273

CABI/EPPO, 2011. Nysius huttoni. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.June. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 750.

Derraik, J. G. B., Barratt, B. I. P., Sirvid, P., MacFarlane, R. P., Patrick, B. H., Early, J., Eyles, A. C., Johns, P. M., Fraser, P. M., Barker, G. M., Henderson, R., Dale, P. J., Harvey, M. S., Niwa, G. F., McLellan, I. D., Dickinson, K. J. M., Closs, G. P., 2001. Invertebrate survey of a modified native shrubland, Brookdale Covenant, Rock and Pillar Range, Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 28(3), 273-290.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Every, D., Farrell, J. A., Stufkens, M. W., Wallace, A. R., 1998. Wheat cultivar susceptibility to grain damage by the New Zealand wheat bug, Nysius huttoni, and cultivar susceptibility to the effects of bug proteinase on baking quality. Journal of Cereal Science, 27(1), 37-46. doi: 10.1006/jcrs.1997.0142

Every, D., Stufkens, M. A. W., 1999. Effect of the salivary proteinase from the New Zealand wheat bug, Nysius huttoni, on various exotic and endemic plant seeds. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, 27(3), 191-196.

Farrell, J. A., Stufkens, M. W., 1993. Phenology, diapause, and overwintering of the wheat bug, Nysius huttoni (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae), in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, 21(2), 123-131.

Ferguson, C. M., 1994. Nysius huttoni White (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) a pest of direct drilled brassicas. In: Proceedings of the Forty Seventh New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Waitangi Hotel, New Zealand, 9-11 August, 1994 [Proceedings of the Forty Seventh New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Waitangi Hotel, New Zealand, 9-11 August, 1994], [ed. by Popay, A. J.]. Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Plant Protection Society. 196-197.

Lay-Yee M; Whiting DC; Rose KJ, 1997. Response of 'Royal Gala' and 'Granny Smith' apples to high-temperature controlled atmosphere treatments for control of Epiphyas postvittana and Nysius huttoni. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 12(2):127-136; 24 ref.

Syrett, P., 1993. The insect fauna of broom, Cytisus scoparius, in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist, 16, 75-83.

Syrett, P., Smith, L. A., 1998. The insect fauna of four weedy Hieracium (Asteraceae) species in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 25(1), 73-83.

Distribution References

Aukema B, 2017. First record of Nysius huttoni WHITE, 1878 (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in Germany, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Erstnachweis von Nysius huttoni WHITE, 1878 (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in Deutschland, speziell in Nordrhein-Westfalen). In: Heteropteron. 50 50-51. https://www.wanzen-im-ruhrgebiet.de/artenprofile/lygaeidae/nysius-huttoni/

Bonte J, Casteels H, Maes M, Clercq P de, 2010. Occurrence, ecology and potential impact of the New Zealand wheat bug Nysius huttoni White (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in Belgium. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 40 (2), 188-190. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2338.2010.02372.x

CABI, EPPO, 2011. Nysius huttoni. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 750. DOI:10.1079/DMPP/20113166049

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Derraik J G B, Barratt B I P, Sirvid P, MacFarlane R P, Patrick B H, Early J, Eyles A C, Johns P M, Fraser P M, Barker G M, Henderson R, Dale P J, Harvey M S, Niwa G F, McLellan I D, Dickinson K J M, Closs G P, 2001. Invertebrate survey of a modified native shrubland, Brookdale Covenant, Rock and Pillar Range, Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 28 (3), 273-290.

EPPO, 2022. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. 1 pp. https://gd.eppo.int/

Every D, Farrell J A, Stufkens M W, Wallace A R, 1998. Wheat cultivar susceptibility to grain damage by the New Zealand wheat bug, Nysius huttoni, and cultivar susceptibility to the effects of bug proteinase on baking quality. Journal of Cereal Science. 27 (1), 37-46. DOI:10.1006/jcrs.1997.0142

Every D, Stufkens M A W, 1999. Effect of the salivary proteinase from the New Zealand wheat bug, Nysius huttoni, on various exotic and endemic plant seeds. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 27 (3), 191-196.

Farrell J A, Stufkens M W, 1993. Phenology, diapause, and overwintering of the wheat bug, Nysius huttoni (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae), in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 21 (2), 123-131.

Ferguson C M, 1994. Nysius huttoni White (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) a pest of direct drilled brassicas. In: Proceedings of the Forty Seventh New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Waitangi Hotel, New Zealand, 9-11 August, 1994. [Proceedings of the Forty Seventh New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Waitangi Hotel, New Zealand, 9-11 August, 1994.], [ed. by Popay A J]. Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Plant Protection Society. 196-197.

Pearson J F, Goldson S L, 1980. A preliminary examination of pests of fodder beet in Canterbury. In: Proceedings of the thirty-third New Zealand weed and pest control conference. Willow Park Motor Hotel, Tauranga, August 12th to 14th, 1980. [Proceedings of the thirty-third New Zealand weed and pest control conference. Willow Park Motor Hotel, Tauranga, August 12th to 14th, 1980.], [ed. by Hartley M J]. Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society Inc. 211-214.

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

Syrett P, 1993. The insect fauna of broom, Cytisus scoparius, in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist. 75-83.

Syrett P, Smith L A, 1998. The insect fauna of four weedy Hieracium (Asteraceae) species in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 25 (1), 73-83.

Wei Y J, 2011. Wing polymorphism in Nysius huttoni White (Hemiptera: Orsillidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 38 (1), 1-14. DOI:10.1080/03014223.2010.532860

Wei YongJiang, 2008. Studies of life history and some aspects of field biology and ecology of Nysius huttoni White (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 38 (3), 149-162.

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