EPPO Global Database

Metcalfa pruinosa(METFPR)

Distribution details in Greece

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2001
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/138) : first report in Preveza (Ipiros region, western Greece).

The pest was later found during 2005/2006 surveys in several areas of western (Preveza, Parga, Lefkada, Corfu) and northern (Serres) Greece (Souliotis et al., 2008)
* Anagnou-Veroniki M, Papaioannou-Souliotis P, Karanastasi E, Giannopolitis CN (2008) New records of plant pests and weeds in Greece, 1990-2007. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 1(2), 55-78.

* Drosopoulos A, Broumas T, Kapothanassi V (2004) Metcalfa pruinosa (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha: Flatidae) an undesirable new species in the insect fauna of Greece. Annals of the Benaki Phytopathological Institute (N.S.) 20(1), 49-51.

* Souliotis C, Papanikolaou NE, Papachristos D, Fatouros N (2008) Host plants of the planthopper Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) (Hemiptera: Flatidae) and observations on its phenology in Greece. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 1(1), 39-41.
Situation in neighbouring countries
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Albania Present, no details view...
Bulgaria Present, no details view...