The alien Black-and-yellow Mud Dauber, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury, 1773) (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), continues its spread: new citizen-science records from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Jakovos Demetriou, Joan Díaz-Calafat, Konstantinos Kalaentzis, Christos Kazilas, Christos Georgiadis, Giuseppe Fabrizio Turrisi, Evangelos Koutsoukos

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Abstract

The Nearctic Sceliphron caementarium (Drury, 1773) is widely distributed in the Western Palearctic and is spreading to new territories. Despite the large quantities of data on citizen-science platforms, these records have been mostly overlooked. In this publication, the first records of S. caementarium from six Eastern European and Balkan countries (Albania, Greece, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, and Slovakia) are presented. Data derived from online citizen-science observations and museum specimens supplement our knowledge of this species’ range. The distribution of this species in Europe and possible ecological implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-543
Number of pages9
JournalCheck List
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alien species
  • Western Palearctic
  • biological invasions
  • citizen science
  • first record
  • mud daubers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science

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