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A pest alien invasion in progress: potential pathways of origin of the brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys populations in Italy
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Present data indicate that the Italian invasion may have occurred from two different pathways, both from Switzerland and from Asia and/or North America.
Citizen science and early detection of invasive species: phenology of first occurrences of Halyomorpha halys in Southern Europe
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This paper provides a picture-based key to recognize H. halys from similar pentatomids in the world and detects established breeding populations in different areas of Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland, indicating a potentially high risk for crop damage that extends beyond the territories of first detection.
Genetic diversity of the brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys in the invaded territories of Europe and its patterns of diffusion in Italy
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An integrated approach, using current and previous observational data in space and time and molecular information, was used to identify the genetic diversity of this pest in Europe, its invasion history, and the potential pathways of entry and diffusion.
Tracking the Spread of Sneaking Aliens by Integrating Crowdsourcing and Spatial Modeling: The Italian Invasion of Halyomorpha halys
Polyphagous phytophagous organisms that shelter in man-made objects have a higher chance of becoming invasive fast-spreading pests, going undetected during phytosanitary checks and travelling with
Monitoring of the invasive Halyomorpha halys, a new key pest of fruit orchards in northern Italy
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A specific monitoring programme carried out in pear orchards and adjacent uncultivated areas between 2014 and 2016 revealed that just a few years after first discovery, this invasive species already largely outnumbers all the other Heteroptera and is a season-long pest for pear crops.
Nysius cymoides (Spinola) on Chenopodium quinoa Willd. cultivated in Italy
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Quinoa ( Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) (Family: Amaranthaceae – APG classification) is an Andean grain recently introduced on the European market and cultivated in experimental fields, where a heavy bug infestation was observed.
Review of the occurrence of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Italy, with an update of its European and World distribution
The regions in which Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) occurs in Italy are summarized and ordered chronologically according to the date of the first record. Details and verification about the first
Heteroptera present in two different plant mixtures (
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Heteroptera in two different plant mixtures are considered and in the first plot the species are mainly phytopha- gous rather than predaceous, while in the second one they are mainly Gramineae.
First evidence of Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) feeding on rice (Oryza sativa L.)
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The presence of adults feeding on panicles gives the first evidence of an association between this pest and rice ( Oryza sativ a L.), a crop not previously recorded as a host plant.
Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856), a newly established alien species in Italy (Hemiptera: Reduviidae, Harpactorinae)
This note adds new occurrence records of the hemipteran alien species Zelus renardii (Kolenati, 1856) in Italy by citizens, entomologists and photographers. This species was recorded for first time
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