Three new host plants of Edessa loxdalii (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and notes on its rearing in the laboratory

Tiago Lucini, Antônio R. Panizzi


The poorly known stink bug, Edessa loxdalii Westwood (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) was intercepted in Francisco Beltrão, Paraná State, Brazil (26.0808333°S, 53.0547222°W) feeding and reproducing on soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill (Fabales: Fabaceae), on oriental raisin tree, Hovenia dulcis Thunb. (Rosales: Rhamnaceae), and on the wild solanaceous plant Solanum corymbiflorum (Sendtn.) Bohs. (Solanales: Solanaceae). Preliminary data obtained in the laboratory on a mixture of natural foods indicated a delayed development time and high nymphal mortality.




O percevejo pouco conhecido, Edessa loxdalii Westwood Westwood (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) foi capturado em Francisco Beltrão, Estado do Paraná , Brasil (26.0808333°S, 53.0547222°W) alimentando-se e se reproduzindo em soja, Glycine max (L.) Merrill (Fabales: Fabaceae), em uva do Japão, Hovenia dulcis Thunb. (Rosales: Rhamnaceae) e na solanácea selvagem Solanum corymbiflorum (Sendtn.) Bohs. (Solanales: Solanaceae). Dados preliminares obtidos em laboratório usando uma mistura de alimentos naturais indicaram um desenvolvimento ninfal prolongado e uma mortalidade ninfal alta.


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Insecta; Edessinae; Neotropics; biology

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