Folia entomologica hungarica

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Author(s): Horváth, D. & Lukátsi, M.
Title: First record of Ophraella communa in Hungary (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Year: 2020
Volume: 81
Pages: 73-79.


Abstract: Ophraella communa LeSage, 1986, a leaf beetle native to North America, is recorded for the first time from Hungary. Several specimens were found on a degraded meadow in the outskirts of Budapest. Its importance in suppressing its main host plant, common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.), is shortly discussed, as well as the potential problems it can cause in plant protection. With 5 figures.
Keywords: natural enemy, biological control, leaf beetle, ragweed

Journal: Folia entomologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Folia ent. hung.
ISSN: 0373-9465
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Merkl, O.