Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Current insects on ornamental plants in Serbia and their economic and ecological importance.

Abstract

Increased trade of seedlings and ornamental plants presents a great threat to local horticulture industry because of possible introduction of alien and invasive species. Due to climate changes it is evident that they influence development and trophical relationships between insects and plants. Increased interest of scientists, first of all entomologists, to work on pests of ornamental plants, contributes to the knowledge significantly. There is need to continue research on ecological and economic important insects: Acantholyda hieroglyphica, Galerucella luteola, Stereonychus fraxini, Thaumatopoea pityocampa, Zeuzera pyrina, Dasineura fraxini, Dasineura abietiperda, Caloptilia syringella, Tomostethus nigritus, Dasineura oxyacanthae, Placochela ligustri, Acizzia jamatonica, Leptoglossus occidentalis, Nematus tibialis, Obolodiplosis robiniae and Harmonia axyridis. The most important is to monitor populations of pests and especially of invasive species to prevent their negative influence to native fauna and flora.