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Abstract

Ophraella communa reported in Italy on Ambrosia.

Abstract

This note constitutes the first report of O. communa in Italy. The beetle has caused severe defoliation of Ambrosia artemisiifolia, a species with high allergenic properties. For this reason, it might be an interesting tool for biological control of this plant.