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FIRST RECORD OF RICANIA SPECULUM(WALKER, 1851) (HEMIPTERA RICANIIDAE)FROM VENETO, PIEDMONT AND LATIUM REGIONS AND NEW HOST PLANTS


Abstract


The distribution of Ricania speculum(Walker, 1851) (Hemiptera Fulgoromorpha Ricaniidae) in Italy was updatedand the species was recorded for the first time in Veneto (2017), Piedmont (2018) and Latium (2018) regions. Theoccurrence of this species in Sardinia, previously recorded, is here excluded. Moreover, 33 new host plants belonging to 29families resulted to be attacked by this alien invasive species confirming its outstanding polyphagy.

Keywords

alien invasive species, Fulgoromorpha, Fulgoroidea, Italy, polyphagous insect

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