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Abstract

Investigation of distribution and damage of Phenacoccus solenopsis in Zhejiang Province.

Abstract

The results of a general investigation conducted in September-November 2009 on the new invasive insect, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, are reported. So far, P. solenopsis is found in Xiasha and Yuhang county of Hangzhou district, Wuyi county of Jinhua district, and Yunhe county of Lishui district. 29 species of crops, flowers and weeds belonging to 19 families are damaged by this pest, including Zea mays, Ipomoea batatas, Cucurbita moschata, Lycium chinense, Portulaca grandiflora, Primula maximowiczii, Cirsium setosum and Comnyza canadensis. Quarantine and control practices for this pest are suggested.