Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) of Croatia.

Abstract

The present fauna of Croatia includes 233 species of Cecidomyiidae. Of them, the following six are new records for Croatia: Asphondylia melanopus; Atrichosema aceris; Contarinia solani; Cystiphora taraxaci; Dasineura brassicae; and Jaapiella volvens. In terms of zoogeography, majority of the species (50%) are European, 25% Euro-Siberian, 19% Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean and 6% are Holarctic species. In terms of economic importance, eight species occurred as pests in Croatia in the past: Sitodiplosis mosellana on wheat; Resseliella oculiperda on fruit trees; Dasineura oleae and Lasioptera berlesiana on olive trees; Rabdophaga terminalis [Dasineura terminalis], R. rosaria [Dasineura rosaria] and R. saliciperda on willows; and Monarthropalpus flavus on Buxus sempervirens. A list of all gall midge species occurring in Croatia is given, with information on host plant species, references, new localities and distribution.