Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apateticus ludovicianus Stoner 1917
Explanation of Names
Andrallus spinidens (Fabricius 1787)
native to the Old World, now cosmopolitan in warmer regions; established in FL, reported from LA, TX & OK(1)(2)
(Mead & Eger 1992)
associated with rice paddies
non-specific predator of Lepidoptera larvae (Manley 1982)
the earliest record for the US was the paper by Stoner (1917)
There are 3 TX
records in the TAMUIC, 2 historical specimens from College Station from 1930 (suggesting that it didn't become established), and one slightly more recent record from 1977 from an adjacent county.(3)
Mead & Eger (1992) examined a single LA spmn from 1975.
record is dubious given that it was only reported during an ambitious all arthropod taxa survey of Ft. Sill by out-of-state entomologists.(1)
There's no separate report of this insect from in-state entomologists.(4)
Hall D.G. (1988) Insects and mites associated with sugarcane in Florida. Fla. Entomol. 71: 138-150.
Manley G.V. (1982) Biology and life history of the rice field predator Andrallus spinidens F. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Ent. News 93: 19-24.
Mead F.W., Eger J.E. (1992) The predatory stink bug, Andrallus spinidens
(Fabricius) in Florida. Attached to Tri-ology Technical Report 31(3) (Full text
Stoner D. (1917) A new species of Apateticus
from Louisiana (Hem., Het.). Ent. News 28: 462-463. (Full text