Graphosoma semipunctatum

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Graphosoma semipunctatum
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G. semipunctatum
Binomial name
Graphosoma semipunctatum
Synonyms

Cimex semipunctatus Fabricius, 1775
Graphosoma wilsoni White, 1839
Scutellera semipunctata v. persica Ferrari, 1874
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. decipiens Ferrari, 1892
Graphosoma creticum Horváth, 1909
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. anceps Horváth, 1909
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. subaequale Horváth, 1909
Graphosoma creticum v. hemistictum Horváth, 1909
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. furciferum Royer, 1909
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. melanicum Bergevin, 1909 (Unav.)
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. pallidum Bergevin, 1909 (Unav.)
Graphosoma semipunctatum v. incompletum Fuente, 1918
Graphosoma semipunctatum ab. uniseriatum Fuente, 1925 (Unav.)
Graphosoma semipunctatum f. balcanica Hoberlandt, 1939
Graphosoma semipunctatum f. confluens Hoberlandt, 1939
Graphosoma semipunctatum f. confuta Hoberlandt, 1939
Graphosoma semipunctatum f. contexta Hoberlandt, 1939

Graphosoma semipunctatum is a species of true bug living exclusively in the Mediterranean region. The form living on the island of Crete has sometimes been given the name G. creticum.

It is very close to Graphosoma lineatum. It can be distinguished from G. lineatum by black dots along the pronotum instead of lines.

They are found abundantly on plants in the family Apiaceae. Its red color serves to warn its predators that it is not palatable.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Chinery, Insectes de France et d'Europe méridionale, Flammarion, 2005