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New Mediterranean records of Trabutina mannipara (Hemprich & Ehrenberg 1829) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae)

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The occurrence of Trabutina mannipara (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1829) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) is reported for the first time at Linosa (Pelagian Islands, Sicily Channel, Italy) and Libya. T. mannipara was approved by USA authorities for release as biocontrol agent against invasive saltcedars. The potential impact of this species, that in the Mediterranean area showed to be occasionally invasive, is discussed.

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The authors are grateful to Tommaso La Mantia and Bruno Massa (University of Palermo, Italy) for providing the material from Linosa and Libya and to Agatino Russo (University of Catania, Italy) for reviewing an early version of the manuscript.

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Cerasa, G., Lo Verde, G. New Mediterranean records of Trabutina mannipara (Hemprich & Ehrenberg 1829) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae). Phytoparasitica 46, 487–490 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-018-0676-4

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Keywords

  • Coccomorpha
  • Pseudococcidae
  • Scale insect
  • Tamarix