First ever report of a bite by Nabis argentinus Meyer-Dür (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nabidae) on a human

  • Marcela Cornelis Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Uruguay 151 L6300CLB, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina
  • Fernando Diez Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Uruguay 151 L6300CLB, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina
  • María del Carmen Coscarón Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, División Entomología, Paseo del Bosque s/n 1900, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract

Herein, we described the first ever reported bite of Nabis argentinus Meyer-Dür 1870 on a human. The bite was registered in the locality Santa Rosa La Pampa, Argentina (36°37'29.02"S, 64°17'19.13"W).  The insect was not provoked by the victim, and thus, the bite was probably not in self-defense. We therefore concluded that the insect bite the victim because it was searching for sources of hydration.

Published
2017-11-07
How to Cite
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Cornelis, M.; Diez, F.; Coscarón, M. del C. First Ever Report of a Bite by Nabis Argentinus Meyer-Dür (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nabidae) on a Human. Biodiversity and Natural History 2017, 3, 45-47.
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