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Abstract

Insects associated to Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) in the region of Maringá, PR.

Abstract

Surveys to determine the occurrence of insect populations associated with Barbados cherry (M. glabra) were conducted from August 1997 to December 1998 in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. Insects were collected every two weeks in branches, leaves and fruits of 20 Barbados cherry plants in a commercial orchard. The insects in the plants were collected manually, using an entomological net (a trap with attractive feed and cutting branches and leaves that were later observed under a stereomicroscope). The following insects were observed Nezara viridula, Piezodorus guildinii, Euschistus heros, Thyanta spp., Dysdercus ruficollis, D. peruvianus, Leptoglossus zonatus, L. gonagra, Enchenopa gracilis, Toxoptera citricidus, Saissetia coffeae, Saissetia oleae, Coccus viridis, Chrysomphalus ficus [Chrysomphalus aonidum], Selenaspidus articulatus, Orthezia praelonga, Mahanarva fimbriolata, M. posticata, Dilobopterus costalimai, Oncometopia facialis, Chrysopa sp., Polistes sp., Diabrotica speciosa, Cerotoma sp., Lagria villosa, Cycloneda sanguinea, Ceratitis capitata, Anastrepha fraterculus and Euxesta sp.