Aerobiologia

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 371–374 | Cite as

A follow-up study examining airborne Ambrosia pollen in the Milan area in 2014 in relation to the accidental introduction of the ragweed leaf beetle Ophraella communa

  • M. Bonini
  • B. Šikoparija
  • M. Prentović
  • G. Cislaghi
  • P. Colombo
  • C. Testoni
  • Ł. Grewling
  • S. T. E. Lommen
  • H. Müller-Schärer
  • M. Smith
Brief Communication

Keywords

Aerobiology Ragweed Ophraella communa Biocontrol agent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bonini
    • 1
  • B. Šikoparija
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Prentović
    • 2
  • G. Cislaghi
    • 1
  • P. Colombo
    • 1
  • C. Testoni
    • 1
  • Ł. Grewling
    • 4
  • S. T. E. Lommen
    • 5
  • H. Müller-Schärer
    • 5
  • M. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical Prevention, Public HealthLocal Health Authority of Milan 1ParabiagoItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory for Palynology, Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia
  3. 3.BioSens InstituteNovi SadSerbia
  4. 4.Laboratory of Aeropalynology, Faculty of BiologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  5. 5.Department of BiologyUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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