There are quite a few North American chrysomelid species that have been accidentally introduced to Europe. Among them are Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle), Diabrotica virgifera (western corn rootworm), and Epitrix hirtipennis (tobacco flea beetle). Earlier this year, I published on two North America chrysomelids recently discovered in Europe: Ophraella communa (adventive to Europe, probably by way of Asia) and Monoxia obesula (recently discovered in Sardinia).
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Can anyone think of North American insects introduced into Europe. Certainly we have hundreds of European introductions here in North America but what about the other way around? I'm hard pressed to think of any? Bob [http://nature.ca/email/signatures/creaturesoflight/col_email_signature.jpg]<http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/creatures-light?utm_source=Email+Signature+Graphic&utm_medium=CMN+Email&utm_campaign=Creatures-Of-Light>
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