Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Pests and pest control in lawns and improved pastures.

Abstract

Pests of lawns and improved pastures in Trinidad and Tobago are discussed. Major pest species include: the gryllotalpid Scapteriscus vicinus, the lygaeid Blissus insularis, the cercopid Aeneolamia varia saccharina, the aphid Sipha flava, the noctuid Spodoptera frugiperda, the pyralid Herpetogramma phaeopteralis and the formicids Acromyrmex octospinosus, Trachymyrmex urichi and Solenopsis geminata. Slugs also damage grasses. Various insecticides are recommended for the control of Scapteriscus vicinus, H. phaeopteralis and B. insularis.