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Abstract

New records of allochtonous, invasive and pest invertebrate species from the Republic of Macedonia.

Abstract

In this paper new data on allochtonous and invasive invertebrate species: Arion (Arion) cf. vulgaris Moquin-Tandon 1855, Cornu aspersum (O.F. Muller, 1774), Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773), Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say, 1831), Trogoderma variabile Ballion, 1878, Stegobium paniceum (Linnaeus, 1758), Oxycarenus (s.str.) lavaterae (Fabricius, 1787), Corythucha ciliata (Say, 1832), Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910, Ceroplastes japonicus (Green, 1921), Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni Tozzetti, 1886) MacGillivray, 1921, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) and Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande, 1895) from Macedonia are presented. The study represents faunistic data synthesis from different parts of Macedonia, based on collecting efforts of several taxonomic experts. The results of the study help to outline the composition of non-native and invasive invertebrate fauna and to narrow gaps concerning the knowledge of their distribution and introduction in Macedonia.