Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 64(1): 37-49, doi: 10.3897/travaux.64.e65489
First record of the alien mantid Hierodula tenuidentata (Insecta: Mantodea) in Romania
expand article infoAlexandru-Mihai Pintilioaie, Petronel Spaseni§, Ana Jurjescu§, Ioan Alexandru Rădac|
‡ C Biodiversity Research and Consulting SRL, Iași, Romania§ Moldavica Herpetological Group, Iași, Romania| West University of Timișoara, Timișoara, Romania¶ Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Hierodula tenuidentata is reported for the first time in Romania, from several places, with strong evidence on the existence of stable populations in this country. Preliminary data regarding the ecology of the species and its relations with indigenous fauna are presented, as well as differences between this species and its closest congeners from Romania and Europe.

Allochthonous, citizen science, Europe, invasive, praying mantis, ootheca, range expansion