Invasive Species Compendium

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Development of a DNA barcoding reference library for fast and accurate identification of immature stages of potential forest insect pests. North Asian leafminers as an example.


A genetic library is being currently developed for leafmining insects, attacking native and alien woody plants in Siberia, that may allow a quick and reliable identification of the immature stages of potential pests and invaders. Integration of molecular data with ecological characteristics of leafminers, particularly larval and pupal morphology, and diagnostic characteristics of mines will accelerate the detection and tracking of insect pests.