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The new pest Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in area of central Oltenia.

Mitrea, I. ; Stan, R.

Analele Universității din Craiova - Biologie, Horticultura, Tehnologia Prelucrarii Produselor Agricole, Ingineria Mediului 2018 Vol 23 pp. 411-418;


Cydalima perspectalis Walker, 1859 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is a dangerous pest for the Buxus sempervirens shrub, which gives it this status is the spread rate, being present on almost the entire European continent. In recent years, it has also spread to Romania in several parts of the country. In the Oltenia area it is observed both in the urban and rural areas, and the degree of defoliation is different from one area to another. A small defoliation rate was encountered in Craiova, Sarari area with a percentage of 20%, and the highest in Dobrun village of 100%, finally leading to the death of the host plant.