Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

First record of Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 in Veneto and other regions of peninsular Italy (Insecta, Heterovtera, Lygaeidae).

Abstract

In this note some new findings of Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 are quoted in northern Italian regions and certain interesting and new aspects of the ecology of the species are given. L. creticus, in fact, is related to oleander (Nerium oleander Linnaeus, 1753) of Asian origin. The utilization of this plant, as a median strip along the highway, linking the South and the North of Italy, can determine the propagation of the species.