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Five New Invasive Species of Longhorn Beetles
(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Israel

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December 20, 2008 at 4:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Great article Oz, I liked the colored photos :)

I can contribute by saying that Phoracantha recurva distribution goes beyon Lower Galilee. I found one in Agmon Hahula.

December 21, 2008 at 4:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yes, this specie is going fast and now we know it from south to north.

Actually there is a debate if its realy X.globosa or maybe X.dispar.

Problem is there is no expert at the moment that can say for 100%.

Gianfranco Sama, who is the expert on Palearctic Cerambycidae was the first to recieve specimen from the Negev area and he have doubts about the ID.

By the way, Sama (with Jorn Buse from Germany and Eylon Orbach and me) is about to publish a new corrected and larger checklist of the Cerambycids of Israel. All is left now is dealing with some localities that their geographical areas was not known. I will put it on the website as soon as it will be published (and if not the article, at least the list itself).

December 22, 2008 at 2:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hi All,

Interesting stuff - thanks for the PDF Oz :)

Have you already had cases of Anoplophora sp. in Israel?

In the Netherlands they are found on occasion, but still kept at bay. I think in Italy they've gotten a tad out of control? Suspect they would thrive in Israel too if/when introduced ...

January 11, 2009 at 6:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hi Arp,

We never got Anoplophorea cases yet.

Very nice seeing you here!


January 12, 2009 at 12:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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