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An overview of alien Diptera in Slovenia

Maarten De Groot (2013) An overview of alien Diptera in Slovenia. Acta entomologica slovenica (1). pp. 5-15. ISSN 1318-1998

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    The nonindigenous Diptera occurring in Slovenia are overviewed based on literature data. In total, 18 species belonging to eight Diptera families are alien to Slovenia. Most of the species originate from North America and continental Asia. The first record of an alien Diptera species (Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera: Tephritidae)) was made in 1959, but the bulk of the species were recorded for the first time in the last two decennia. Most of the species were found in the pre-Alpine and sub-Mediterranean regions. The distribution and abundance of the alien Diptera are not fully known, as in most cases only the first observations were published. Most of the species are phytophagous and are known pests in agriculture and forestry. A list of expected nonindigenous Diptera species for Slovenia is given. It is suggested that a monitoring system should be developed in order to understand the population dynamics and the impact of the alien species on the ecosystem and economy.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: fauna, Diptera, nonindigenous species, Slovenia
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 1225717
    Divisions: Slovenian Forestry Institute > Department of Forest Protection
    Item ID: 1220
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 09:00
    Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 10:24
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/1220

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