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Box Tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis, Lepidoptera ; Crambidae), New Invasive Insect Pest in Croatia
This is the first record of this pest and its damages in Northern Croatia and it can be expected that the pest will rapidly spread to other parts of Croatia seriously damaging box plants, becoming threat to gardens and parks in Croatia.
Biological Control of the Invasive Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) - an Overview and the First Trials in Croatia
Results presented in this paper show adapted biology and behavioural traits of T. sinensis to its host D. kuriphilus suggests that it has limited potential of exploiting native hosts but further detailed monitoring of native parasitoid and possible interactions with introduced T. Sinensis is strongly suggested.
Parasitoid assemblages of two invading black locust leaf miners, Phyllonorycter robiniella and Parectopa robiniella in Hungary
All the parasitoid species reared from these two leaf-miners are generalists – common and abundant species on different lepidopteran leaf- Miners associated with oaks and other woody plants.
Phoretic mites of three bark beetles (Pityokteines spp.) on Silver fir
None of the phoretic mites found in the survey in Croatia appear to have the potential to be used for biological control of Pityokteines spp.
Black locust gall midge (Obolodiplosis robiniae), new pest on black locust trees and first record of parasitoid Platygaster robinae in Croatia.
Bagremova muha siskarica se u Hrvatskoj može smatrati novom invazivnom vrstom stetnika na bagremu, a njezini glavni vektori rasprostranjenja Europom bili su intenzivna trgovina biljnim materijalom.
Diversity of parasitoid assemblages of native and alien leaf miners in Croatia.
Ovo istraživanje pokazalo je da ce se nakon unasanja, domace vrste polifagnih parazitoida relativno brzo prilagoditi na novog domacina, sto ce zasigurno imati utjecaj na gustocu njihovih populacija i eventualne stete.
Geometrid outbreak waves travel across Europe.
It is hypothesized that hostile boundary models, involving reciprocal host-herbivore-enemy reactions at the transition between the steppe and the broadleaved forest zones, offer the best explanation to the origin of outbreak waves.
Biological control of invasive Dryocosmus kuriphilus with introduced parasitoid Torymus sinensis in Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary
The first results of the introduction and release of T. sinensis for controlling the populations of invasive D. kuriphilus in sweet chestnut forests and orchards in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia are described.
Recruitment of native parasitoids to a new invasive host: First results of Dryocosmus kuriphilus parasitoid assemblage in Croatia
It is shown that the time lag between introduction of new host and recruitment of native parasitoids is short and among other species, especially T. flavipes and Megastigmus dorsalis, which have been reared from D. kuriphilus galls, could provide a good possibility for biological control but further research is needed.
Climate Warming and Past and Present Distribution of the Processionary Moths (Thaumetopoea spp.) in Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa
Pine processionary moth, Thaumetopea pityocampa, is a model insect indicator of global warming, the northwards and upwards range expansion of this Mediterranean species being directly associated with