Biological peculiarities of the alien for Europe Anisandrus maiche Stark (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) bark beetle in Ukraine.
The results of the study of biological peculiarities of Anisandrus maiche Stark (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Ukraine are given. A. maiche is a Far Eastern species, an alien representative of the European fauna. In Europe, it was first found in Ukraine in 2007. For the first time in Europe, the host plants of A. maiche and some of its biological and ecological peculiarities were studied. We pioneered in registering Quercus borealis Michx., Quercus robur L., and Populus tremula L. as the host plants of A. maiche. In Ukraine, A. maiche is now localized in natural and anthropogenically transformed biotopes.