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Deroplax silphoides (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae): A new plant pest in Israel

Novoselsky, T.; Furth, D.G.; Eger, J.E. Jr.; Zvik, Y.

This is the first report of the invasive scutellerid bug Deroplax silphoides
(Thunberg, 1783) from Israel. The species is a pest of ornamental plants, whose
immature stages and life history were previously unknown. Information on its
nymphs, life history and distribution is provided and its association with Dodonaea
viscosa 
(Sapindaceae) is reported for the first time.

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