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Volume 72, Issue 8


Another climate change induced infiltration? The northernmost record of thermophilous spore-feeding Allothrips pillichellus (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae)

Martina Zvaríková
  • Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Environmental Ecology, Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6, SK-84215, Bratislava 4, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2017-08-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2017-0098


Environmental factors related to climate change can directly influence the spatial patterns of insect distribution, including many “southern” elements in mild climate ecosystems. This paper deals with potential infiltration of thermophilous Allothrips pillichellus (Priesner, 1925) up to North. Formerly known predominantly from southern Europe, its first record in Slovakia may indicate the extension of its distributional range.

Key words: Allothrips pillichellus; climate change; infiltration; Thysanoptera


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Received: 2017-03-15

Accepted: 2017-06-29

Published Online: 2017-08-31

Published in Print: 2017-08-28

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 72, Issue 8, Pages 961–964, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2017-0098.

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