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Title:Use of an arboretum and DNA barcoding for the detection and identification of leaf-mining insects on alien woody plants
Authors:ID Kirichenko, Natalia I. (Author)
ID Gomboc, Stanislav (Author)
ID Piškur, Barbara (Author)
ID De Groot, Maarten (Author)
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Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:Logo SciVie - Slovenian Forestry Institute
Abstract:Arboreta serve as effective tools for identifying alien insect pests and novel trophic associations. In this study, we used an arboretum in Slovenia to survey woody plants and identify both alien and native leaf miners. The leaves and twigs of 50 woody plant species and their cultivars were examined for characteristic damage. We used an integrative approach that combined identification based on leaf mines and DNA barcoding of the larvae and pupae found in the mines. In total, 62 leaf-mining species were identified, including eight alien species, of which the heliozelid Coptodisca lucifluella (Clemens, 1860) and the agromyzid Cerodontha unisetiorbita Zlobin, 1992 were documented for Slovenia for the first time. Additionally, three presumably native Gracillariidae moths Phyllocnistis labyrinthella (Bjerkander, 1790), P. ramulicola Langmaid & Corley, 2007 and P. saligna (Zeller, 1839) represented the first record for Slovenia. Furthermore, we documented 23 novel-to-science trophic associations, 20 of which involved native insects and alien woody plants, primarily from Asia. This study highlights the importance of arboreta and botanical gardens for the interception of invasive alien insects and the early detection of trophic shifts of native insects to alien plants, which can aid in predicting their potential spread.
Keywords:botanical garden, sentinels, leaf miners, alien species, non-native trees, novel trophic associations, DNA barcoding, Slovenia
Publication status in journal:Published
Article version:Publisher's version of article
Publication date:01.01.2023
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:25 str.
Numbering:Vol. 14, iss. 3 [article no. 641]
PID:20.500.12556/DiRROS-16400 New window
ISSN on article:1999-4907
DOI:10.3390/f14030641 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:146545667 New window
Note:Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 24. 3. 2023;
Publication date in DiRROS:24.03.2023
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Shortened title:Forests
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Document is financed by a project

Project number:22-16- 00075
Name:Sampling and DNA barcoding] and a basic project of the Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS (No. FWES-2021-0011) [morphological identification

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:P4-0107-2020
Name:Gozdna biologija, ekologija in tehnologija


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Keywords:botanični vrt, tujerodne vrste, tujerodna drevesa, črtno kodiranje DNK, Slovenija