The invasive flea beetle Luperomorpha xanthodera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae), potentially noxious to ornamental plants - first record in Poland
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Department of Applied Entomology, Warsaw University of Natural Sciences (SGGW), Nowoursynowska 159, 02–776 Warsaw, Poland
Submission date: 2013-06-07
Acceptance date: 2014-02-05
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Marek Wojciech Kozłowski
Department of Applied Entomology, Warsaw University of Natural Sciences (SGGW), Nowoursynowska 159, 02–776 Warsaw, Poland
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2014;54(1):106-107
A specimen of a flea beetle collected by plant sweeping from an experimental plot of oregano in Warsaw showed characteristics of the invasive species Luperomorpha xanthodera. This beetle, originating from Far East, appeared in Europe at the beginning of this century and seems to extend its range continuously. So far, it has been noted from England, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary but not from Poland. Being polyphagous, adult flea beetles of this species may appear in numbers on flowers of various ornamental plants causing considerable damage.
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