BioRisk 4: 46-50, doi: 10.3897/biorisk.4.66
Invaded habitats. Chapter 4
Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde, Milka Glavendekić, Maria Rosa Paiva
Abstract More than 65% (1040 species) of arthropod species alien to Europe are associated with human-made habitats, especially parks and gardens, human settlements and agricultural lands, whereas woodlands are yet colonized by less than 20% of the alien fauna, which still has a negligible representation in the other natural and semi-natural habitats. Large differences in habitat affinity are observed between alien taxonomic groups. Phytophagous species are predominant among aliens, representing 47.2% of species alien to Europe.