Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Alien Auchenorryncha (Insecta, Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha and Cicadomorpha) to Bulgaria.

Abstract

Based on feeding characteristic as well as existing and possible impacts on the plant crops, non-native Auchenorrhyncha are insects of special interest. In this study, we update the previously available knowledge about 6 Auchenorrhyncha species alien to Bulgaria with recent field data and distribution throughout the country. We provide summarized information about feeding preferences and possible impacts, origins and general distribution in Europe. Three of the species belong to the family Cicadellidae, as the richest one within Auchenorrhyncha. The other three species are representatives of families: Membracidae, Flatidae and Ricaniidae.