HALYOMORPHA HALYS STÃ…L (HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE) A NEW PEST FOR THE OLTENIA AREA

Authors

  • ION MITREA
  • RALUCA STAN

Abstract

The marmorated Stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive, polyphagous species, native from Asia,spreading to both the U.S. and on the European Continent. It is a extremely dangerous species because as a result of the feeding process, on the host plant will appear scars, discoloured areas, deformed fruits, seeds or pods or abortion of the flowering buds, thus leading to a decrease in the quality of the fruit. This pestwas first seen in the "Al. Buia" Botanical Garden, as an adult on the Hybiscus syracus L., Paulownia tomentosa Thunb., Buxus sempervirens L., Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.,Solidago canadensis L. species. On the species Buxussem pervirens L. and Paulownia tomentosa ThunbIt has been found that it support the complete development of the species from egg to adult. Currently, Halyomorpha halys is found in all green spaces in Craiova.

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Published

2020-01-04