First report in Syria of two predatory true bugs: Montandoniola indica (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) and Geocoris amabilis (Hemiptera: Geocoridae)

Abstract :

In this study, two heteropterous species Montandoniola indica Yamada, 2011 (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) and Geocoris amabilis Stal, 1855 (Heteroptera: Geocoridae) were detected on the leaves of Ficus benjamina plants, in the coastal area in Tartous, Syria. Adults and a nymph of M. indica were collected, on heavy infested leaves with Gynaikothrips uzeli Zimmermann, 1900 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). This is the first record of the both bugs in Syria and the first detection of M. indica outside India.


Keyword :

Montandoniola indica, Geocoris amabilis, Anthocoridae, Geocoridae, Gynaikothrips uzeli, Ficus benjamina, Syria


Author(s) : Ali, A. Y., Streito, J.-C.
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Published Issue : 2019 Vol. 14 Number 2


2019 Vol. 14 Number 2