New records of the Mediterranean land snail Massylaea vermiculata (O. F. Müller, 1774) in Hungary and Slovakia
Barna Páll-Gergely 1  
,   Zoltán Fehér 2  
,   Tomáš Čejka 3  
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Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Budapest, Hungary
Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Institute of Botany, Plant Science and Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tomáš Čejka   

Institute of Botany, Plant Science and Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-84523 Bratislava, Slovakia
Submission date: 2020-06-10
Final revision date: 2020-08-19
Acceptance date: 2020-09-04
Online publication date: 2020-10-09
The Mediterranean Massylaea vermiculata (O. F. Müller) is reported from Slovakia for the first time (two sites), and from Hungary for the first time since the 1980 record. There is a reason to suspect the existence of further, yet undetected, specimens or even populations in Central Europe. Based on the dynamics of similar invasions of terrestrial molluscs, we expect that in 2–3 decades the species may become locally abundant and widespread in both the Hungarian and the Slovak capitals.
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