Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Ptilodactyla exotica Chapin, 1927 in Italy (Coleoptera: Ptilodactylidae).

Abstract

Ptilodactyla exotica Chapin, 1927 is a subcosmopolitan synanthropic species introduced to Europe with tropical ornamental plants. It is here firstly recorded from central Italy (Tuscany region), and its Italian chronogeonemy (1940-2016) is summarized. Most records come from the Genoa province (Northern Italy, Liguria region), where this species was repeatedly collected in the period 1940-1999.