Zoological Studies

Vol. 60, 2021

(update: 2021.06.02)
 

From Asia to Europe? Where Could the Geographical Place of Origin of Polymerus (Pachycentrum) carpathicus (Horváth, 1882) (Hemiptera: Miridae) Be?

Agnieszka Bugaj-Nawrocka1,*, Artur Taszakowski2, and Grzegorz Gierlasiński3

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1University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland. *Correspondence: E-mail: agnieszka.bugaj-nawrocka@us.edu.pl (Bugaj-Nawrocka)
2University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland. E-mail: artur.taszakowski@us.edu.pl (Taszakowski)
3Natural History Collections, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland. E-mail: ggierlas@gmail.com (Gierlasiński)

Received 10 June 2020 / Accepted 12 May 2021
Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan

This paper presents the first record of a rare species of Miridae, Polymerus (Pachycentrum) carpathicus (Horváth, 1882), in Poland. A broad analysis of its occurrence was conducted, which was based on modelling its potential ecological niche using past and future models, which enabled new and valuable information about the potentially suitable habitats and its possible range of distribution as well as its climatic preferences to be identified. The results of the research indicate that P. (P.) carpathicus prefers habitats that are located in highlands and in the mountains. This species probably came to Europe from Asia via a postglacial migration and the disjunctive range that characterises P. (P.) carpathicus may be due to a lack of data. Additionally, the key to identifying the Polish species from the subgenera Pachycentrum and Polymerus and maps of their distribution in Poland are also presented.

Key words: Biodiversity, Dispersion, Distribution, Niche modelling, Plant bugs.

Citation: Bugaj-Nawrocka A, Taszakowski A, Gierlasiński G. 2021. From Asia to Europe? Where could the geographical place of origin of Polymerus (Pachycentrum) carpathicus (Horváth, 1882) (Hemiptera: Miridae) be? Zool Stud 60:0oo. doi:-.

Supplementary Materials: Data S1 | Table S1 | Table S2 | Table S3