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Abstract

A revised checklist of insects and mites of pineapple from Taiwan.

Abstract

Pineapple is one of major fruits exported from Taiwan today. Establishment of inventorying pests of pineapples is an important procedure for quarantine. Fifteen species of insects and one species of mite are recorded as pests on pineapple from Taiwan based on the known records and the data surveying from three of major pineapple plantation areas and several small and discontinuous orchards. Euproctis taiwana (Shiraki) is recorded as a newly recorded emerging pest. The following eleven species, Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae), Podoparalecanium machili (Takahashi) (Hemiptera: Coccidae), Lepidosaphes laterochitinosa Green (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), Ferrisia virgata (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), Planococcus citri (Risso) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), Pseudococcus calceolariae (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), Pseudococcus comstocki (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), Oryctes rhinoceros (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), Batocera davidis Deyrolle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Nadezhdiella cantori (Hope) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), and Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) were considered as dubious and excluded in present checklist.