Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Invasive rugose spiralling whitefly Aleurodicus rugioperculatus martin, a serious pest of oil palm Elaeis guineensis in India.

Abstract

Occurrence and severe infestation of the invasive rugose spiralling whitefly (RSW), Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), (Arecales: Arecaceae) in India is reported for the first time. The severity of its infestation, impact on oil palm cultivation, occurrence of natural enemies and non-chemical management strategies against RSW are discussed.