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Title: Metcalfa pruinosa (Say, 1830) introduced into the Czech Republic: (Hemiptera, Flatidae)
Author(s): Lauterer, Pavel
Malenovsky, Igor
Issue Date: 2002
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: Cicadina
Abstract: A large population of the Nearctic planthopper Metcalfa pruinosa (Say, 1830) (Hemiptera, Flatidae), introduced and acclimatized in South Europe in late 1970's, was found in 2001 in an outdoor ornamental gardening shop in the city of Brno in the Czech Republic, being the first record of the species and the family in the country and its northernmost record in Europe. M. pruinosa, probably introduced in the egg stage on ornamental shrubs from Italy, prefered young twigs of Thuja occidentalis, Juniperus communis and Sorbus aucuparia and was also found in numbers on Lilium spp. The damage on affected plants was rather of an aesthetic kind (spots of waxy filaments on shoots), even though a production of honeydew and a consequent development of sooty moulds was also observed. A brief review of published information on the distribution, biology and economic importance of M. pruinosa is given.
Annotations: Die Zeitschrift "Cicadina" (vormals "Beiträge zur Zikadenkunde") ist ein Publikationsorgan für deutsch- und englischsprachige Originalarbeiten aus den Gebieten der Ökologie und Biologie, Systematik und Taxonomie sowie Zoogeographie und Faunistik von Zikaden (Fulgoromorpha und Cicadomorpha, Auchenorrhyncha) sowie Psylloidea (Blattflöhe) und weiterer systematisch und ökologisch assoziierter Artengruppen mit einem Schwerpunkt auf der Westpaläarktis. Bisher sind 12 Hefte und 1 Supplementheft erschienen (siehe Archiv). Ab dem Heft 13 (2013) erscheint die Zeitschrift als Online-Zeitschrift (open access) an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
The Journal „Cicadina“ (formerly „Beiträge zur Zikadenkunde“) is a forum for covering the fields of ecology and biology, systematics and taxonomy as well as zoogeography and faunistics, published in German or English. It focuses on Fulgoromorpha (planthoppers), Cicadomorpha (leafhoppers) as well as on Psylloidea (jumping plant lice) and other groups which are associated systematically or ecologically. So far 17 issues and 1 supplement volume were published (see below and archive). With issue 13 (2013) the journal is an open access journal hosted by the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany).
ISSN: 2197-0335
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0
Journal Title: Cicadina
Volume: 5
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Page Start: 10
Page End: 13
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