Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Ricania japonica (Hemiptera: Ricaniidae): found tn the Western Black Sea, Turkey.

Abstract

The exotic species Ricania japonica Melichar, 1898 (Hemiptera: Ricaniidae) was collected for the first time in the Western Black Sea Region, Turkey in 2017. It is Far East origin and assumed to be invaded from Georgia in 2006 to the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey, and then a sudden outbreak occurred and has increased its distribution area to the West of Turkey.