Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Nematospora coryli Peglion (Nematosporaceae: Hemiascomycetidae) and its vectors in citrus cultivation.

Abstract

The disease was first observed in Cuba in 1979. The pathogen is transmitted by Leptoglossus gonagra and Nezara viridula. Alternative hosts include Momordica charantia and Melothria guadalupensis, which serve as food for the insects. It is recommended that these spp. are suppressed and the insect vectors controlled with insecticides.