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Abstract

Burundi-Toxoptera odinae: an aphid of Asiatic origin on mango.

Abstract

An alate specimen of Toxoptera odinae was captured in Burundi in late March 1983 at Kisozi (at an altitude of 2100 m); a 2nd was taken in late April. After mid-July, the aphid was regularly trapped at Bujumbura (800 m), and infestations were found on flowers and young shoots of mango from August onwards. A colony was also discovered at Rweza (1600 m) on Maesopsis eminii. These are the first records of the aphid outside Asia.