Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of the larva of Acanthinodera cumingii (Hope, 1833) (Coleoptera: Cermbycidae) in the invader bush Ulex europaeus L.

Abstract

For the first time, a larval individual of the cerambycid Acanthinodera cumingii (Hope, 1833) is reported to be living inside of an exotic bush stump. The growth of this larva had only been registered inside of 28 species of trees before (14 native and 14 exotic). This record extends its nutritional spectrum to a total of 29 woody species. The incidence of this bush on the distribution of the species is also discussed.