The invasion of exotic species is one of the most important threats to biodiversity, causing economic costs in agriculture, forestry, other human enterprises as well as in human health. This is a growing worldwide phenomenon in the last years due to the increase of human trade, transports, and tourism across countries. In particular the importation of ornamental plants from other countries has led to the introduction of many exotic pests. In the last 10 years, more than 160 exotic arthropods have been introduced into Italy, and among them 50 belong to the order Hemiptera, representing 41% of all introductions. Some of the last introduced Hemiptera damaging both ornamental and herbaceous plants are here reported.
|Titolo:||Hemiptera recently introduced into Italy|
|Parole Chiave:||Italy; exotic species; introduction; woody plants; herbaceous plants|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/11 - Entomologia Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|