Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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New invasive insect pests recently reported in Southern Romania.


This work presents the results of the field survey in 2016 referring to invasive insect pests newly recorded from the Southern Romania. Five non-European insect species, belonging to Hemiptera and Lepidoptera Orders damaging diverse plants were identified, as follows: three polyphagous species in Auchenorrhyncha group, Orientus ishidae, Phlogotettix cyclops and Acanalonia conica; one true bug species Leptoglossus occidentalis harmful to conifer seeds, and one leaf miner species Phyllocnistis vitegenella pest to grapevine. In this work we included summarized data related to some aspects of species origins, distribution in Europe and Romania and preference to the host plants.