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Report of the geranium bronze butterfly, Cacyreus marshalli for mainland Greece

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:A. F. Martinou, Papachristos, D., Milonas, P. G.
Journal:Hellenic Plant Protection Journal
Keywords:biodiversity, butterfly, geranium, invasive, Pelargonium spp.

In July and September 2010, two samples of infested geranium plants (Pelargonium spp.), which  were  originally  collected  from  Kifissia,  Attica-Greece,  were  received  at  the  Laboratory  of  Bio-logical Control at Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece. Larvae were taken from infested plants and kept under laboratory conditions at 25±1°C, 70±5% RH and under a photoperiod of 16L:8D h un-til  adults  emerged.  Adults  were  identified  as  the  Geranium  Bronze  Butterfly, Cacyreus  marshalli But-ler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). This species is recorded for the first time for mainland Greece. Cacyreus marshalli is on the EPPO A2 List of pests recommended for the regulation as quarantine pests. Gera-nium Bronze Butterfly has the potential to establish in Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean ba-sin as climatic conditions can allow this pest to overwinter outdoors and its host plants are common-ly propagated.

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