Asciodema obsoleta (Hemiptera: Miridae): new record for Uzbekistan


Asciodema obsoleta
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Mirzaeva, G. S., Hudoyberdieva, M. O., Gandjaeva, L. A., Musaev, D. M., Kholmatov, B. R., Kimyonazarov, S. Q., Narimanova, G. K., & Lebedeva, N. I. (2024). Asciodema obsoleta (Hemiptera: Miridae): new record for Uzbekistan. Acta Biologica Sibirica, 10, 525–531.


European plant bug Asciodema obsoleta (Fieber, 1864) was the first to be reported; to date, no records have been published. In our recent fieldwork, we extended the recorded distribution of true bug species and provided the first Uzbekistan record: in the Fergana, Namangan, and Khorezm regions. For this species, collection data in the Khorezm, Namangan, and Fergana regions and information about distribution in Uzbekistan were compared with old literature and online base dates. These species were recorded in 2023 from different places in the territory of Uzbekistan. Until now, reliable information on the zoogeography of A. obsoleta species in Uzbekistan’s south and north-western regions has not been published. The composition of species of true bugs, diversity, and the proportion of endemism vary greatly across the country’s zoogeographic regions in these three regions.


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