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Abstract

Pests of ornamental plants introduced to Polish glasshouses.

Abstract

During 2004-2008 different species of mites and insects were found on ornamental potted plants imported from Costa Rica, Honduras, China via the Netherlands. Most of them were known earlier in Polish glasshouse as: Polyphagotarsonemus latus, Tetranychus urticae, Frankliniella occidentalis, Echinothrips americanus, Frankliniella occidentalis, Thrips tabaci, Aspidiotus nerii, Chrosomphalus aonidum, Pinnaspsis aspidistrae, P. strachani, Planococcus citri, Pseudococcus longispinus, P. maritimus, Coccus hesperidum, Saissettia coffeae, Aphis gossypii, Nectarosiphum persicae and Neomyzus circumflexum. Some of mite and insect species were unknown up to this time in Polish greenhouses: Phyllocoptes adalius, Tenuipalpus pacificus, Panonychus citri, Eotetranychus lewisi, Abgrallaspis cyanophylli, Aulacaspis yasumatsui, Hemiberlesia palmae, Asterolecanium epidenderi, Rhizoecus americanus, Spilococcus mamillariae, Ceroplastes rusci, Rhopalosiphum padi, Xyloborus affinis, Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera littoralis and Rothschildia orizaba.