An exceptional outbreak of Macroscytus brunneus (Fabricius, 1803) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) on Linosa island (Pelagian Islands, Sicily)

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Abstract

An exceptional outbreak of the burrowing bug Macroscytus brunneus occurred in summer 2017 on Linosa island (Pelagian Islands, Sicily). Huge numbers of specimens, attracted to the lights of the small village, interfered heavily with human activities for almost three months. The few precedent cases reported in literature are reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalHETEROPTERA POLONIAE
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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