Journal of Świętokrzyskie Mountains Region
Series B – Natural Sciences
2009, No 30, 111–120,
MATERIALS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUE BUGS (HETEROPTERA) “MIEDZIANKA HILL” NATURE RESERVE (CHĘCIŃSKO-KIELECKI LANDSCAPE PARK)
Key words: Heteroptera, species composition, abundance, xerothermal grasslands,
Świętokrzyskie Mountain region
“Miedzianka Hill” is a calcareous rise situated in the west part of the Świętokrzyskie Mountain region. This area is overgrown with a xerothermal grasslands and shrubs of classes Festuco – Brometea, Trifolio – Geranitea sanguineiand Rhamno – Prunetea. Bugs fauna was studied in two consecutive years: 2007 and 2008. Insects were
collected with an entomological net in open habitats from four stands. Altogether 90 species and 3233 individuals were found (tab. 1). In regard of abundance Ortholomus punctipennis, Coptosoma scutellatumand Adelphocoris lineolatuswere the most numerous species. A lot of species noted here were related to warm, calcareous habitats. Among them the most interesting due to rarity are: Halticus luteicollis, Polymerous asperulae, Cydnus aterrimus, Lygaeus equestrisand Rubiconia intermedia.