Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Woolly ash aphid - is the alien bug posing a threat to European ash trees? - A review.

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Prociphilus (Meliarhizophagus) fraxinifolii (Riley, 1879) (Hemiptera: Eriosomatidae) is an alien species in Europe that has been spreading quickly there. This paper presents the origin and current occurrence, classification, description, identification, and biology of this species. It also discusses the harmfulness and threats, especially the impact on host plants and ecosystem, invasion rate and facilitating factors.