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New alien and invasive bamboo aphid species of the genus Takecallis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) recorded in Poland – morphological and molecular identity
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Kaja Ball 1, B
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Roma Durak 2, A,C,E-F
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Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
 
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Institute of Biology, University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland
 
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Department of Entomology and Environmental Protection, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
 
 
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
 
 
Submission date: 2023-12-05
 
 
Acceptance date: 2024-01-24
 
 
Online publication date: 2024-02-23
 
 
Corresponding author
Beata Borowiak-Sobkowiak   

Department of Entomology and Environmental Protection, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
 
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Three of the four alien and invasive aphid species of the genus Takecallis known in Europe, have been identified in Poland
  • In botanic gardens, populations of the bamboo aphid species of the genus Takecallis are established, while garden centers are their reservoir
  • The introduction of frost-resistant bamboo varieties (e.g. Fargesia spp.) will support the further spread of Takecallis species in our climate zone
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ABSTRACT
The occurrence of three bamboo aphid species of the genus Takecallis was detected. T. arundicolens (Clarke) and T. arundinariae (Essig) were recorded for the first time in Poland, and new localities for T. nigroantennatus Wieczorek were found. Key diagnostic morphological characteristics to help distinguish these species and DNA barcoding to analyze individuals at the molecular level were provided.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We are very grateful to Agnieszka Zawisza-Raszka (Zabrze Botanic Garden, Poland) for help during the visits in the MOB Zabrze and to Łukasz Gajda (UŚ, Katowice, Poland) for preparing species verification at the molecular level.
RESPONSIBLE EDITOR
Andrea Toledo
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
 
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