The first detection of an alien, invasive bamboo aphid species of the genus Takecallis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Poland
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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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Karina Wieczorek   

Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
Submission date: 2023-01-03
Acceptance date: 2023-02-20
Online publication date: 2023-05-10
  • New cold hardy bamboo varieties promotes the spread of alien insects
  • Garden centers are uncontrollable sources of alien insects
  • Globalization of trade in plants favors establishment of foreign insects
The first record of an oriental, alien aphid species belonging to the genus Takecallis, associated with the cold hardy bamboo Fargesia rufa T.P.Yi, collected in Słupsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, is provided. The increase in worldwide trade of new frost-resistant ornamental bamboo varieties as a source of introducing alien species of insects in Europe and the role of garden centers as potential dispersal sites for these species is discussed.
Vahid Mahdavi
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