The Alien to Cyprus Entomofauna (ACE) database: a review of the current status of alien insects (Arthropoda, Insecta) including an updated species checklist, discussion on impacts and recommendations for informing management

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  • Jakovos Demetriou
  • Canella Radea
  • Jodey M. Peyton
  • Quentin Groom
  • Alain Roques
  • Wolfgang Rabitsch
  • Nicos Seraphides
  • Margarita Arianoutsou
  • Helen E. Roy
  • Angeliki F. Martinou
Alien insects represent one of the most species rich groups of organisms introduced to Europe, with some responsible for adverse social-economic, human-health, biodiversity and ecosystem impacts. The impacts of invasive alien species, especially on island ecosystems, have been a hot topic of research worldwide. Cy-prus is a Mediterranean island at the biogeographic crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. This study pre-sents the database of the alien insects of the island of Cyprus as a whole, created through an extensive review including grey literature and online sources. The Alien to Cyprus Entomofauna (ACE) triples the known number of alien insects and adds supplemental information to existing species. Data concerning a total of 349 alien insects are presented alongside an updated checklist and recommendations for informing man-agement. The status of alien insects on the island, their origin, trophic guilds, establishment, pathways of introduction and impacts are discussed. Developing an alien species inventory for the island is challenging due to its geographic position and the increasing movement of people and goods leading to new species introductions. This publication constitutes an important first step towards providing information for ef-fective actions to tackle invasive alien insects on Cyprus. The checklist and accompanying information can underpin understanding of the status and trends of alien species including providing information for risk assessments. ACE will continue to be maintained and updated as new records for Cyprus are made.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)11-42
Aantal pagina's32
StatusGepubliceerd - 20-mrt.-2023
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