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Spilostethus furcula



Spilostethus furcula


  • Last modified
  • 31 October 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Spilostethus furcula
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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


IranPresentGhahari and Moulet, 2012


FrancePresentDioli et al., 2019
GreecePresentvan der Heyden, 2019
-CretePresentvan der Heyden, 2019
ItalyPresentDioli et al., 2019
PortugalPresentVivas, 2012
SpainPresentVivas, 2012


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Dioli, P., Brizio, S., Salvetti, M., 2019. (Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1850) nuovo per l’Italia, su coltivazione di Pomodoro “Pollicino ibrido” (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae)). Revista gaditana de Entomología, X(1), 127-134.

Ghahari, H., Moulet, P., 2012. An Annotated Catalog of the Iranian Lygaeoidea (excluding Berytidae and Piesmatidae) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha). Zootaxa, 3408, 1–33.

van der Heyden, T., 2019. First record of Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850) (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in Greece. Revista gaditana de Entomología, 10(1), 139-140.

Vivas, L., 2012. (Algunos datos sobre distribución y biología de Spilostethus furcula (Herrich- Schaeffer, 1850) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) y clave para los ligeinos ibéricos). BV news Publicaciones Científicas, 1(11), 59-74.

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