Italian acarine species intercepted in the United States
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In the last century, biological invasions have increased greatly due to the intensification in international trade and world climate change, thus representing one of the most relevant issues for agricultural productivity and biodiversity. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States, from 2019 to 2021, intercepted different species from Italy belonging to the Orders Ixodida, Sarcoptiformes and Trombidiformes. The study reported four new records and several new host plant associations. In this framework, the inspection system not only plays a relevant role in the plant protection, human and animal health, but also contributes to the knowledge of the Acari fauna from exporting countries.
Giosa M, Bassini-Silva R, Lillo E, McDonald EM., Ochoa R. Italian Acarine species intercepted in the United States. Int. J. Acarol. 2021 Nov;in press:1-6. doi:10.1080/01647954.2021.1990407.
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