By Alain Roques, Marc Kenis, David Lees, Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Jean-Yves Rasplus, David B. Roy
This ebook presents the fi rst accomplished evaluation of the fauna of alien terrestrial arthropods that experience colonized the eu continent and its linked islands. without delay resulting from the DAISIE venture, this is often the results of the joint paintings of 89 authors from 27 various ecu nations. The publication summarizes current wisdom of the arthropod invasion technique, from temporal traits and biogeographic styles, to pathways and vectors, invaded habitats, and ecological and competitively priced affects. a complete of 1590 species alien to Europe, together with crustaceans, myriapods, mites, spiders, and bugs, are indexed in volumes and 21 separate chapters that element the several taxonomic teams. for every species, all key details - feeding regime, date and nation of fi rst list in Europe, invaded international locations, invaded habitats, plant or animal host - is equipped. extra targeted factsheets are supplied for the eighty species thought of to be such a lot consultant of the several pathways of creation and of the range of affects on ecosystems, monetary actions and human and animal future health.
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Reiter 1998). Short-distance dispersal seems to be limited to passive transport by cars and trucks, or movement of infested tyres and plants (Scholte and Schaffner 2007). Establishment in other parts of Europe is very likely within the next decades, supported by climate change (Schaffner et al. 2009). g. Dengue, Chikungunya, West Nile) and of increasing relevance for Europe (Scholte and Schaffner 2007, van der Weijden et al. 2007). The movement of used tyres is also likely to be responsible for the most recently introduced mosquito species, Ochlerotatus atropalpus, native to North America and detected in several European countries (France, Italy, Netherlands), where it was subsequently eradicated (Scholte et al.
Taxonomy, time and geographic patterns. 3. Families of arthropods contributing most to the fauna alien to Europe. Only the families with numbers of alien species equal to 10 or more are shown. Corresponding taxonomic orders are indicated by different colors. The number to the right of each bar indicates the total number of alien species observed per family. In some other families, alien species could be over-represented. 7 %). 0 %). 2 %). 3 Temporal trends of arrival in Europe of alien arthropods Some alien arthropods were introduced to Europe long ago accompanying human movements.
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