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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2016-03-29
Page range: 127–129
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Colasposoma dauricum Mannerheim, 1849 an Asian species adventive to Piedmont, Italy (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae)

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali – Università degli Studi di Milano, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Via Ponte Nuovo 109/4, I-20128 Milano, Italy
Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano, Corso Venezia 55, I-20121 Milano, Italy
Via S. Pietro 4, I-10051 Avigliana, Italy
Centro di Entomologia Alpina – Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Centro di Entomologia Alpina – Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Coleoptera leaf beetle invasive species agricultural insect pest


Colasposoma dauricum Mannerheim, 1849, a species native to the Eastern Asia, is newly found in Piedmont–Italy. This discovery constitutes the first report of the species from Europe, as well as its first report from outside the original area. The general habitus of the species, the distribution in Italy based on the current knowledge, ecological notes and a reference cox1 gene sequences are reported in the present note.



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