Alien Auchenorryncha (Insecta, Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha and Cicadomorpha) to Bulgaria

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Department of Zoology and Anthropology, BG – 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria


GJONOV, I. and M. SHISHINIOVA, 2014. Alien Auchenorryncha (Insecta, Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha and Cicadomorpha) to Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 1: 151–156


Based on feeding characteristic as well as existing and possible impacts on the plant crops, non-native Auchenorrhyncha are insects of special interest. In this study, we update the previously available knowledge about 6 Auchenorrhyncha species alien to Bulgaria with recent fi eld data and distribution throughout the country. We provide summarized information about feeding preferences and possible impacts, origins and general distribution in Europe. Three of the species belong to the family Cicadellidae, as the richest one within Auchenorrhyncha. The other three species are representatives of families: Membracidae, Flatidae and Ricaniidae.

Key words: alien species; Auchenorrhyncha; Cicadomorpha; Fulgoromorpha; Bulgaria


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