EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/085

Nysius huttoni found in the United Kingdom

In September 2007, Nysius huttoni (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae – EPPO Alert List) was found for the first time in the United Kingdom. N. huttoni was observed in 4 sites along the Suffolk coast, in natural environments (North Warren and Minsmere reserves, Sizewell, Southwold). The habitat favoured by this bug was sparsely vegetated sandy soil with Rumex acetosella (Sheep’s sorrel). In 2009, N. huttoni was also observed in Essex. No particular damage to plants was noticed.


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INTERNET (last retrieved in 2010-01)
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