Evaluation of the possibilities of potential expansion of the oak lace bug Corythucha arcuata (Say, 1832), an invasive species of Tingidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), into the territory of Poland

Anna Zielińska, Barbara Lis*

Instytut Biologii, Uniwersytet Opolski, ul. Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole
✉ canta@uni.opole.pl
*Autor do korespondencji (corresponding author)

Otrzymano (received): 28.08.2020 / Zaakceptowano (accepted): 15.09.2020 / Opublikowano (published): 20.09.2020
175 – 180


Corythucha arcuata, the North American oak lace bug was discovered in Europe in 2000 (in northern Italy) and has spread rapidly in several European countries. However, the species was not reported from Poland, so far. Its potential geographic distribution was modelled using maximum entropy (MaxEnt) in order to predict the regions of Poland where it would have found the best environmental conditions for its further spread.


true bugs, oak lace bug, non-native species, invasive species, Quercus spp, ecological niche modeling, MaxEnt, potential spread, Poland