Mattia Menchetti

New occurrences of the alien invasive species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Southern Italy (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)



Abstract. We report the first records for Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Sicily which complete the outline on the distribution of the alien species Harmonia axyridis in Italy.

Riassunto. Nuove segnalazioni della specie aliena invasiva Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Italia Meridionale (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Si riportano le prime osservazioni per Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria e Sicilia, che completano il quadro della distribuzione della specie aliena Harmonia axyridis in Italia.

New records of the alien invasive species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Italy (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)



Abstract. We present the first records of the invasive alien species Harmonia axyridis from Aosta Valley, Umbria and Apulia. These observations are important because, outside its native range, the species exerts severe impacts on native biodiversity and human health. Early warnings are crucial to prevent its further spreading.

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