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First records of the invasive species Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Hemiptera: Coreidae) on different coniferous species including the cedars of Lebanon

Revista Chilena de Entomología. 2019;45(4):507-513 DOI 10.35249/rche.


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Journal Title: Revista Chilena de Entomología

ISSN: 0034-740X (Print); 0718-8994 (Online)

Publisher: Sociedad Chilena de Entomología

Society/Institution: Sociedad Chilena de Entomología

LCC Subject Category: Science: Zoology

Country of publisher: Chile

Language of fulltext: English, Spanish

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Nabil Nemer

Yara El Khoury

Elise Noujeim

Yara Zgheib

Eustachio Tarasco

Torsten van der Heyden


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Abstract | Full Text

The western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, is an alien invasive species of North American origin. Leptoglossus occidentalis was recorded for the first time in Arsoun-Metn, Lebanon in 2015. Adults and nymphs of L. occidentalis were collected by the authors from various locations in Lebanon and observed on two species of pine, Pinus pinea and Pinus brutia, on Juniperus excelsa and even on Cedrus libani. This could indicate its successful integration in the country and its presence on many coniferous tree species. Studies to investigate the behaviour and the economic impact of this alien insect species in Lebanon are recommended.