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Published: 2019-12-03
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On the occurrence of Lethocerus patruelis (Stål, 1855) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Belostomatidae) in Rhodes (eastern Mediterranean Sea)

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Comiso (RG)
Belostomatidae giant water bug Lethocerus patruelis Aegean Sea Greece


The finding in 2017 of a female of Lethocerus patruelis, a species rarely collected in the Aegean Islands, is documented from Rhodes (Greece), more than 160 years after its first record in the same island. The general distribution of the giant water bug and its occurrence in the area are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Belostomatidae, giant water bug, Lethocerus patruelis, Aegean Sea, Rhodes, Greece


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