Two Invasive Alien Insect Species, Leptoglossus occidentals (Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Cydalima perspectalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), and their Distribution and Host Plants in Istanbul Province, Turkey


  • Erdem Hizal


Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910) and Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) are alien insect species which have invaded Turkey. Leptoglossus occidentalis was recorded for the first time in Istanbul (Turkey) in 2009 and Cydalima perspectalis was recorded there for the first time in 2011. We examined the distribution of these two invasive alien insect species, and their host plants, in Istanbul province of Turkey. Leptoglossus occidentalis was observed in Istanbul Province on Pinus nigra, Pinus pinea, Pinus radiata and Abies concolor. Cydalima perspectalis was recorded only on Buxus sempervirens and B. sempervirens cv ‘aureavariegata’ in Istanbul Province, and severe damage was inflicted on these cultivars.

Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910) y Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) son especies de insectos exóticos invasores en Turquía. Se registró Leptoglossus occidentalis por primera vez en Estambul, Turquía en el 2009 y se registró Cydalima perspectalis por primera vez en Estambul, Turquía en el 2011. Este estudio examinó la distribución de estas dos especies de insectos exóticos invasivores y sus plantas hospederas en la Provincia de Estambul en la Turquía. Se observó Leptoglossus occidentalis en la provincia de Estambul sobre Pinus nigra, Pinus pinea, Pinus radiata y Abies concolor. Se registró Cydalima perspectalis sobre Buxus sempervirens y B. sempervirens cv ‘aureavariegata, en la Provincia de Estambul, y causando daño grave a estos cultivares.

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