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First records of Ameles spallanzania (Rossi, 1792) with new data on the distribution of Hierodula tenuidentata Saussure, 1869 in Bulgaria (Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae)


Yordan Vasilev https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3201-5165; Teodor Trifonov https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3047-9342; Maria Naumova https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0060-048X; Georgi Hristov https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8330-6280

6 February 2023 · volume 45 · (issue 2) · pp. 17–23 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The praying mantis Ameles spallanzania (Rossi, 1792) is reported for the first time from Bulgaria, as well as for the Black Sea Region. New data on the current distribution in Bulgaria of an alien mantis species, Hierodula tenuidentata Saussure, 1869, is also presented.

Keywords: alien species, Balkans, Black Sea coast, citizen science, Hierodula transcaucasica, praying mantis

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Vasilev Y., Trifonov T., Naumova M., Hristov G. 2023 First records of Ameles spallanzania (Rossi, 1792) with new data on the distribution of Hierodula tenuidentata Saussure, 1869 in Bulgaria (Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 45: 17–23.

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