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Abstract

Invasive insect species detected on grapevines in Romania during 2016-2019 and first record of Erasmoneura vulnerata (fitch, 1851) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae).

Abstract

The paper presents the results of a four-year survey (2016-2019) on the presence and distribution of invasive insects on grapevines in Romania. Five pest species were detected on the grapevines at 11 localities in different regions in the country, as follows: the North American leafhopper of grapevine Erasmoneura vulnerata, the Japanese leafhoppers Arboridia kakogawana, the Asian leafhopper Phlogotettix cyclops, the vine bud moth Theresimima ampellophaga and the spotted-wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii. The species E. vulnerata is reported for the first time from Romania. We present and discuss data about distribution and abundance of all recorded invasive insect species, as well as data about the potential damage caused on the grapevines in Romania.