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First record of Graphosoma melanoxanthum Horváth, 1903 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Kurdistan Iraq

Lupoli, Roland; Ahmed, Soran H.; Ahmad, Saman A.; Ararat, Korsh

Graphosoma melanoxanthum is reported for the first time in Iraq. In natura photo, it is shown on a newly reported host plant Eryngium billardierei (Apiaceae). The distinguishing characters of G. melanoxanthum are discussed, and the global distribution map of this species in the Middle East with some new records is provided.

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