Camptopus lateralis

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Camptopus lateralis
Camptopus lateralis MHNT Dos.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Coreoidea
Family: Alydidae
Subfamily: Alydinae
Genus: Camptopus
Binomial name
Camptopus lateralis
(Germar,1817)
Synonyms
  • Alydus lateralis Germar, 1817
  • Camptopus annulatus (Brullé, 1832)[1]
  • Camptopus geranii (Dufour, 1833)[2]
  • Camptopus marginalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1835)[3]
  • Camptopus marginatus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1835)[3]
  • Camptopus occipes (Herrich-Schäffer, 1835)[3]
  • Camptopus brevipes (Herrich-Schäffer, 1840)[4]
  • Camptopus undulatus (Westwood, 1842)[5]

Camptopus lateralis, common name broad-headed bug, is a species of true bugs belonging to the family Alydidae, subfamily Alydinae. [6]

Distribution[edit]

This species is present in most of Europe. [7]

Description[edit]

Camptopus lateralis can reach a length of 12–15 millimetres (0.47–0.59 in). Body is elongated and rather hairy, with a dark brown background color, white margins and many veins in the membranous apex. Abdomen is orange brown. Head is wider than the pronotum. Antennae have four segments. Femurs are thorny and enlarged, while tibias are yellowish-brown and curved.

This species is rather similar to Alydus calcaratus, that has rectilinear tibias.

Biology[edit]

These bugs are polyphagous but they mainly feed on Coronilla, Lotus, Trifolium, Ononis, Astragalus, Medicago, Ulex and Genista (Fabaceae), Rosmarinus officinalis (Lamiaceae), Euphorbia characias (Euphorbiaceae), Quercus coccifera (Fagaceae), Juniperus oxycedrus (Cupressaceae) . [8][9]

Gallery[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Carapezza & Mifsud. 2015. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 7:41
  • Cuesta Segura, Baena Ruíz & Mifsud. 2010. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 3:29
  • Dolling. 2006.. Catalogue of Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region 5:35
  • Germar. 1817. Reise nach Dalmatien und in das Gebiet von Ragusa 285-28
  • Moulet. 1995. Faune de France 81:9, 13, 17, 21, 252-259
  • Wachmann, Melber & Deckert. 2007. Wanzen 3:204

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brullé. 1832. Expéd. scient. Morée 72, plate 31 fig. 3
  2. ^ Dufour. 1833. Mémoires présentés par divers savants à l'Académie Royale des Sciences de l’Institut de France 4:167-168, 169, 252, 291-292, 336-337,3 70, 410
  3. ^ a b c Herrich-Schäffer. 1835. Nomenclator entomologicus. Verzeichniss der europäischen Insecten; zur Erleichterung des Tauschverkehrs mit Preisen versehen. Heft 1; Lepidoptera und Hemiptera, letztere synoptisch bearbeitet und mit vollständiger Synonymie 43
  4. ^ Herrich-Schäffer. 1840. Die wanzenartigen Insecten 5:101, plate 178 fig. 551
  5. ^ Westwood. 1842. A Catalogue of Hemiptera in the collection of the Rev. F. W. Hope. 2:5, 20
  6. ^ Biolib
  7. ^ Fauna europaea
  8. ^ Coreoidea Species file
  9. ^ Moulet. 1995. Hémiptères Coreoidea, Pyrrhocoridae et Stenocephalidae Euro-Méditerranéens. Faune de France.