Penestragania apicalis (Osborn & Ball, 1898), another invasive Nearctic leafhopper found in Europe (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae, Iassinae)
Nickel H., Callot H., Knop E., Kunz G., Schrameyer K., Sprick P., Turrini-Biedermann T., Walter S. 2013. Cicadina 13: 5-15.
In 2010 the Nearctic leafhopper Penestragania apicalis (Osb. & Ball) was found for the first time in Europe. Altogether there are now 16 known localities in France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria indicating that the species is well established for a rather long period and more widespread in Europe and perhaps worldwide. As in North America it lives on honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.), overwinters in the egg stage and probably has one or two generations a year,
with adults at least from late June until early October. It is yet unclear if it causes relevant damage to the host plant in Europe.
Keywords: alien species, neozoa, plant pests, Iassinae, Gleditsia