MONITORING OF METCALFA PRUINOSA SPECIES (HOMOPTER: FULGOROIDEA) IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF OLTENIA
In recent years, the invasive species Metcalfapruinosa Say 1830 has become the main pest of the different herbaceous or woody ornamental plant species encountered in various green areas of Craiova (N. Romanescu Park, Al. Buia Botanical Garden, SfântulDumitru Park, English Park). The attack of this pest on a variety of ornamental plants can be easily confused with the attack of wool lice. Starting from the population density as well the aggression attack of the species Metcalfapruinosa recorded in the previous year, we proposed in 2017 the monitoring of the pest population as well the incidence of the attack in the green areas from the studied habitats.