Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Two alien species of soldier flies (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) on the Black Sea coast of Russia.

Abstract

A review of two alien species of Stratiomyidae (Diptera) that invaded the Black Sea cost of Russia is given. The species Exaireta spinigera (Wiedemann, 1830) is recorded in Russia for the first time. The history of invasion of Exaireta spinigera and Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758), their biology, prospects for further spread in the territory of Russia and inclusion in the native ecosystems, methods of use, and dangers that have arisen are discussed.