• Metcalfa pruinosa appears in Poland for the first time.
  • New pest threatens ornamental plants and crops in Poland.
  • Metcalfa pruinosa as a vector of phytoplasmas.
Metcalfa pruinosa (Say, 1830) was recorded for the first time in Poland, in the city of Warsaw. This Nearctic species of the Flatidae family was introduced into Europe in the late 1970s and has expanded its range ever since. We provide data on the first record as well as briefly characterize the insect in terms of its diagnostic features, biology and potential harm to agriculture and the environment.
Natasza Borodynko-Filas
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
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