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Record of two species of Orius Wolff (Hemiptera, Anthocoridae) in Brazil

Author(s): Silveira Luís Cláudio Paterno | Bueno Vanda Helena Paes | Mendes Simone Martins

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
ISSN 0085-5626

Volume: 47;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 303;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Biological control/occurrence | Biological control/predators | Biological control/taxonomy

The genus Orius Wolff, 1811 comprises predatory species, with approximately 70 known species. Informations about the genus in Brazil are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this investigation was to identify Orius species present in four localities in the southeastern Brazil. Samples were taken from several plants, and the material screened in laboratory. The genitalia of both sexes were studied and illustrated. Two species were identified, Orius insidiosus (Say, 1832) and Orius thyestes Herring, 1966. O. insidiosus, the most common species, was collected in all of the localities sampled [Lavras (MG), Holambra, Pindorama and Campinas (SP)]. O. thyestes, registered for the first time in Brazil, occurred only in Lavras (MG) and Pindorama (SP). Some morphologic aspects of these two species are also presented.
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