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First record of the alien exotic sap beetle Phenolia (Lasiodites) picta (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Greece

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:K. Kalaentzis, Mpamnaras, A., Kazilas, C.
Journal:Entomologia Hellenica
Keywords:alien species, Coleoptera, exotic species, Greece, Nitidulidae, Phenolia

The exotic sap beetle Phenolia (Lasiodites) picta (Macleay, 1825) is recorded for the first time in Greece. In August 2018, a nitidulid beetle was found near Mt. Pelion of Central Greece. It was later identified as P. picta, a recent alien species in Europe, previously recorded from Spain, France, and Turkey. Photographic material and information on the species' distribution, biology, and potential economic and ecological implications are presented and discussed.

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