The most northern record of the alien composite thrips Microcephalothrips abdominalis in Europe – short communication P., Sigmund J., Zvaríková M., Masarovič R., Štefánik M., Krumpál M., Litavský J., Prokop P. (2018): The most northern record of the alien composite thrips Microcephalothrips abdominalis in Europe – short communication. Plant Protect. Sci., 54: 43-47.
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The most northern record of Microcephalothrips abdominalis (Crawford, 1910) (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) in Europe and the first record in Slovakia was described. The climate change induced introduction in synergy with biological commodity trade globalisation may support the ability of exotic elements to establish adequate populations with suitable fitness. The main threat consists in at least temporary survival in mild climate ecosystems dispersing from artificially heated interiors with the potential to transmit economically important viruses, such as Tobacco streak virus.

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