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Invasive insect pests and their associated parasitoids on ornamental urban plants on Corfu island - Phytoliriomyza jacarandae Steyskal and Spencer 1978 (Diptera, Agromyzidae) a new record in Greece.


In this study the results of recent surveys on alien insect pests of ornamental urban plants on the island of Corfu are reported. Overall seven alien species associated with allochthonous ornamental plants were recorded: Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama 1908), Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore 1964 (Hemiptera, Psyllidae), Corythucha ciliata (Say 1832) (Hemiptera, Tingidae), Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman 1847) (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae), Phytoliriomyza jacarandae Steyskal and Spencer 1978 (Diptera, Agromyzidae), Cacyreus marshalli Butler 1898 (Lepidoptera, Lycenidae) and Leptocybe invasa Fisher and La Salle 2004 (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae). Particularly, Phytoliriomyza jacarandae, a leafminer of the Blue jacaranda tree Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don. (Bignoniaceae) is reported for the first time from Greece. Two associated parasitoids, Platygaster robiniae Buhl and Duso 2008 (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae) and Psyllaephagus bliteus Riek 1962 (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) obtained from Obolodiplosis robiniae and Glycaspis brimblecombei, respectively, are also reported. Details on current distribution, host plants and biological remarks are given for each species.