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Title: Introduction and establishment of Phryneta Leprosa (Fabricius) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Malta
Authors: Mifsud, David
Dandria, David
Keywords: Beetles -- Malta
Cerambycidae -- Malta
Insect pests -- Malta
Issue Date: 2002-12
Publisher: The Central Mediterranean Naturalist
Citation: Mifsud, D., & Dandria, D. (2002). Introduction and establishment of Phryneta leprosa (Fabricius) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Malta. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist, 3(4), 207-210.
Abstract: The accidental introduction and establishment of Phryneta leprosa (Fabricius, 1775) in the Maltese Islands is recorded for' the first time outside of its native distributional range. This species has been reported as a major pest of Castilloa and Chlorophora in tropical Africa. In the Maltese Islands the species is reported to be well established in the Rabat area, where heavy infestations were observed on trees of black mulberry, Morus nigra.
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