Amnestus pusillus Uhler, 1876 new to Europe found in Italy (Heteroptera: Cydnidae)


  • Paride Dioli Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano
  • Ernesto Pascotto AULSS n. 2 Marca Trevigiana, Treviso, Italy
  • Marco Uliana Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia Giancarlo Ligabue, Venezia, Italy



alien species, Burrower Bugs, Amnestus pusillus, Cydnidae, new records, Europe, Italy


Specimens of Amnestus pusillus were collected in Veneto, Italy, at light. The species is of American origin and has been recorded previously out of its areal, in Iran and the Asian portion of Turkey. The present record is the first for Europe.


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How to Cite

Dioli, P., Pascotto, E. and Uliana, M. (2021) “Amnestus pusillus Uhler, 1876 new to Europe found in Italy (Heteroptera: Cydnidae)”, Fragmenta entomologica, 53(2), pp. 419–422. doi: 10.13133/2284-4880/535.



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