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Zaprionus tuberculatus (Diptera Drosophilidae): first records from the European mainland.


First records of the exotic species Zaprionus tuberculatus Malloch (Diptera Drosophilidae) for the European mainland are given. In September and October 2013, nineteen Z. tuberculatus specimens were found in Trentino (Italy). Information on the morphology, distribution and ecology of this species are provided. Field research to monitor Z. tuberculatus population dynamics in the European mainland is required. Agricultural damages deriving from its presence, with special emphasis to soft fruit cultivations, must be also assessed.