First report of Illinoia liriodendri in Slovakia
The tulip tree aphid, Illinoia liriodendri (Homoptera: Aphididae) is reported for the first time from Slovakia. Colonies of I. liriodendri were found on tulip trees, (Liriodendron tulipifera) in 2 locations (city park of Nitra and Mlyňany Arboretum) of Southwestern Slovakia in 2014 and 2015. No severe damage was observed. It was also noted that aphid colonies were attacked by Harmonia axyridis at both places.
Kollár J, Barta M (2016) The first record of tulip tree aphid, Illinoia liriodendri (Hemiptera: Aphididae), from Slovakia – short communication. Plant Protection Science 52(2), 142–146