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Abstract

Gonipterus scutellatus s. l. in Montecristo Island (Tuscany): should its first introduction to the Palearctic region be backdated to the 19th century? (Coleoptera Curculionidae).

Abstract

A population of Gonipterus scutellatus sensu lato (Coleoptera Curculionidae), a pest of Eucalyptus spp., was found on February 2011, for the first time in Tuscany, in the Integral Natural Reserve of Montecristo Island (Central Italy) as the possible result of a late 19th-century introduction on eucalyptus trees from Australia.