Metopoplax ditomoides (Costa) (Hemiptera: Lygaeoidea: Oxycarenidae): First Canadian Record of a Palearctic Seed Bug


  • Al G. Wheeler, Jr. School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson SC 29634-0310, U.S.A.
  • E. Richard Hoebeke Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853-2601, U.S.A.; current address: Georgia Museum of Natural History and Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, U.S.A


Metopoplax ditomoides, Hemiptera, Lygaeoidea, Oxycarenidae, Seed Bug


Aukema, B. 2003. Recent changes in the Dutch Heteroptera fauna (Insecta: Hemiptera). pp. 39-52. In M. Reemer, P.J. van Helsdingen, and R.M.J.C. Kleukers (eds). Changes in Ranges: Invertebrates on the Move. Proceedings of the 13th International Colloquium of the European Invertebrate Survey, Leiden, 2–5 September 2001. European Invertebrate Survey, Leiden.

Bruers, J. and G. Viskens. 1997. Metopoplax ditomoides (Costa, 1847) België nieuw sp. (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae, Oxycareninae). Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Belge d’Entomologie 133: 469.

Deckert, J. 2004. Zum Vorkommen von Oxycareninae (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae) in Berlin und Brandenburg. Insecta 9: 67-75.

Gaimari, S. (ed.). 2005. Significant records in Entomology:

Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Metapoplax [sic] ditomoides (Costa) (Oxycarenidae), a seed bug. California Plant Pest & Disease Report 22 (1): 9-10.

Kirby, P., A.J.A. Stewart and M.R. Wilson. 2001. True bugs, leaf- and planthoppers, and their allies. pp. 262-299. In D.L.Hawksworth (ed.). The Changing Wildlife of Great Britain and Ireland. Taylor & Francis, London.

LaGasa, E. and T. Murray. 2007. Exotic seed-bugs (Lygeoidea [sic]: Rhyparochromidae and Oxycarenidae) new to the Pacific Northwest. pp. 5-6. In Proceedings of the 66th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, Oregon, January 8-9, 2007. 2009_PNW_Conference_Proceedings.pdf. Accessed 2 September 2012.

Lattin, J.D. and K. Wetherill. 2002. Metopoplax ditomoides (Costa), a species of Oxycarenidae new to North America (Lygaeoidea: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 78: 63-65.

Péricart, J. 1999. Hémiptères Lygaeidae Euro-Méditerranéens. 2. Faune de France 84B [1998]: 1-453.

Péricart, J. 2001. Superfamily Lygaeoidea Schilling, 1829. Family Lygaeidae Schilling, 1829 – seed bugs. pp. 35-220. In B. Aukema and C. Rieger (eds.). Catalogue of the Heteroptera

of the Palaearctic Region. Vol. 4.

Pentatomomorpha I. Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam.

Rabitsch, W. 2008. Alien true bugs of Europe (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Zootaxa 1827: 1-44.

Slater, J.A. 1964. A Catalogue of the Lygaeidae of the World. Vol. I. University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Woodroffe, G.E. 1953a. Notes on some Hemiptera-Heteroptera from Hounslow Heath, Middlesex. Entomologist

: 34-40.

Woodroffe, G.E. 1953b. On the occurrence at Hounslow, Middlesex, of Metopoplax ditomoides Costa (Hem.,

Lygaeidae) new to Britain. Entomologist 86: 224-225.