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Abstract

First report of walnut (Juglans regia) pest Garella musculana in Romania.

Abstract

Garella musculana (Erschov, 1874) is an important walnut pest originating in Central Asia. It was found in 2008 in Ukraine, and more recently in Turkey and Bulgaria. The Asian walnut moth was observed in Romania during studies conducted in Albesti and Arsa province between 2018 and 2020. G. musculana was observed on both saplings and 50-year-old walnut (Juglans regia) trees in Romania. This paper presents the first record for Romania.