oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A record of Bagrada hilaris Burm. (Heteroptera: pentatomidae) washed up by the sea
|Article Title||A record of Bagrada hilaris Burm. (Heteroptera: pentatomidae) washed up by the sea|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Entomology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.|
|Publication Date||Jun 1967|
|Keyword(s)||Bagrada hilaris Burm. (Heteroptera: pentatomidae)|
On the 12th January, 1967 while walking along the beach at Strandfontein, a small resort on the Atlantic coast about 15 miles west of Vredendal, I was struck by the occurrence of numerous dead bodies of Bagrada hilaris Burm. The bodies were scattered along the high water line. They were found over a distance of approximately two miles. For a quarter of a mile in the middle of this stretch the average number was estimated at sixty per yard. Apart from B. hilaris a few specimens of Spilostethus pandurus var. elegans Wolff (Fam. Lygaeidae) were also found.
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